Educator of the Week: Malala Yousafzai

Malala is a Pakistani children’s education activist, and the best selling author of “I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban”, “Malala’s Magic Pencil”, and “We are Displaced”.

Born July 12th, 1997, Malala spoke out against the prohibition on the education of girls that was imposed by the Taliban. As a teenager, she drew global attention to the cause when she survived an assassination attempt at age 15. In 2014, Malala was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize alongside Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian social worker who campaigned against child labor in America, in recognition of their efforts on behalf of children’s rights.

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