After reading the book “I am Malala”, my thinking point of view about the world has been changed. It is the story of a young girl who stood up for girl’s education against Taliban and she was shot by them. She took every single advantage given to her by offering interviews, blogs and speaking in public, so does practicing her 10,000 hours as “Gladwell’s 10,000 hour”. She has a growth mindset as and has an ability to persist, taking responsible risks, creating, imaging and innovating all these qualities of her resembles to “16 habits of mind” by “Costa and kallick”.
Children of the river This is a book about a young woman named Sundara who is from Cambodia. Chamroeun is a guy who Sundaras parents want her to marry because it is custom in Cambodia that the parents pick who their children will marry. Sundara falls in love with Chamroeun but that has to end because he goes off to fight in the war. It is about how she lived with a group of people (tribe) and one day Khmer Rouge came and tried to take over their village, Phnom Penh. Sundara, her family and the rest of Phnom Penh ran to a boat and they sailed away, planning to go to America. Back then people from different countries were lead to believe that America was a perfect place and you could be or do anything you desired, well that obviously isn't the
Sold Patricia Mccormick is a journalist and also a novelist . Patricia Mccormick grew up and was raised in central Pennsylvania. Growing up Patricia witnessed and experienced anger in her household. Patricias household growing up was a very strict catholic zone. In 1978 Patricia graduated from Rosemont college earning an MS degree. Patricia is known for completing extense research while writing books. Patricia is known for many popular novels including Sold, Never Fall Down, and I am Malala. Patricias writing skill has earned her many awards including National Book Award Finalist, Huffington Post, Best Books of 2012, and many more.
Somaly Mam, The Road of Lost Innocence: The True Story of a Cambodian Heroine (New York: Random House, 2009).
In I am Malala, the memoir, a young girl shot by the name of Malala Yousafzai, was shot by the Taliban because she stood up for education. Malala’s struggle inspires me as a student who is preparing to embark on my college journey.
For all of the progress that the movement to increase the education of girls around the world has made in the last few decades, there was an important piece missing that could have increased the international awareness of the movement: A face After the horrific events of October 9, 2012, however,
For my AIR book I chose to read Patricia McCormick’s Sold. This book is about a young thirteen year old girl named Lakshmi, who was sold into sexual slavery. I chose this book because I like to read books about true stories.
The book starts out with the Khmer Rouge army, taking over Cambodia, and is threatening all the families there because of all the gun shootings. There is a family, Tep Naro, in the village of Ream. Naro and Soka are the parents and they have 2 children Ravy, Pon, and a newborn baby. Naro and Sokas niece Saundra comes to help them take care of the baby and escaped the bombing and she was forced to leave her family and the boy she loved. Saundra finds out that the Khmer rouge are heading their way and they must evacuate their house and board a ship with no idea where they are headed too. While they are on the ship the baby dies from malnutrition and saundra blames herself for letting the baby die. Four years later they are still living in the
book was, when Elli helps her mom get through selection after she has been paralyzed. It's my
the Bones by Jesmyn Ward (47)]. In the popular fiction condition, participants read an excerpt from one of three recent bestsellers on Amazon [Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (48),
One story that completely horrified me was of course the story of when she was shot by the Taliban. Here is one part of the story that left me speechless: “Who is Malala?” he demanded. No one said anything, but several of the girls looked at me. I was the only girl with my face not covered. That’s when he lifted up a black pistol. I later learned it was a Colt .45. Some of the girls screamed. Moniba tells me I squeezed her hand.” After this line, Malala says he fired three shots hitting her, Shazia, and Kainat. This stands out to me because I am astonished someone could do something like that to just a girl who is standing up for what she believes in. One major thing I learned from this book is some of the hardships girls are forced to go through in other
In 2013 she was able to attend school again. She had attended a school in birmingham. When Malala was 16 she had wrote an autobiography that was titled “I am Malala: the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the taliban”. When she released this the taliban still considered her as a target. The same year that malala had released her autobiography she was nominated for the nobel peace prize. One of her quotes that stood out was “My goal is not to get Nobel Peace Prize… my goal is to get peace and my goal is to see education of every child”. The reason this quote stood out was because she didn't care for a Nobel peace prize it was for her to have an education with other children. Although Malala didn’t receive the nobel peace prize
Reading the book “I Am Malala” has taught and shown me so much by giving me new perspectives. The book is very insightful in presenting information on historical events, girls education, and religion through Malala’s story. I learned a lot about the historical events in Pakistan because I could see how the events unfolded from the perspective of Malala who was directly affected because she lived Pakistan. Additionally, the book expanded my knowledge how girls education was oppressed and how religion was used by the taliban. I was also able to learn from the class structure while reading “I Am Malala”. I gained a new understanding of a non-traditional way of teaching a class that is focused on reading a book.
families fought for quite some time. This book is very interesting because it takes place in my home town. The book starts off by telling about
The Sweetest Thing This is a book about Jennie Copeland, a widow living with three children. Jennie thought her life would be endlessly happy having married her university sweetheart, lived in a nice house at the suburbs with three beautiful children. However, Jennie’s life turns around after the death of her husband. She has to find a recipe for her new life as swift as possible. Jennie thinks she found what she needs. With a ramshackle house at the outskirts of the Talyton St George Town, a dog, a horse, chickens and her new business- cake baking, she anticipates for a better life.