Heroism In I Am Malala

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Imagine living in a country, in which you run the risk of being shot for an education. It may seem far-fetched, but in a country such as Pakistan, Malala Yousafzai first handedly experienced the dangers of wanting an education. On October 9, 2012, while Malala was traveling home from school, she was shot. Not only did she survive, but because of this incident, Malala was determined even more than she was before to become an advocate for girls education rights for around the world. With this goal in mind, she has achieved some of her greatest accomplishments. Some of her many accomplishments include being one of the youngest to win the Nobel Peace Prize, bringing back kidnapped school girls, and because of her dedication, children in Pakistan…show more content…
The book was published October 8, 2013, and since then has been a help for children across the world who still struggle to get to school. Not only was that the main focal point of the book, its intentions were to “ be part of the campaign to give every boy and girl the right to go to school. It is their basic right” (Schifrin). Which is, a major contribution to Malala’s heroism. Additionally, her book has inspired many others and has proved that with enough willpower, “ proves that anyone and everyone has the power to fight for change and inclusive freedom for people all over the world” (Vernon). The power to fight is a true characteristic of what a hero would be. Someone who never stops persevering, and always has hope that the world can change for the better. No matter how small she thought her voice was, it was heard by millions and has overall had a great impact on…show more content…
On April 14, 2014, Islamists with Boko Haram kidnapped around 300 school girls as an act to prevent girls from being educated. As a result, Malala wrote a letter to the President of Nigeria to persuade him and the national community to not give up on rescuing the girls (Levs). Malala is globally admired and represents peace. Her words have a great impact on those who hear or read them. Because of her perseverance and persistence, “A total of 106 of the kidnapped girls have been released, rescued or escaped after more than three years in captivity, while 113 are still being held” (PRI). Additionally, Malala wrote a letter to the girls, in which she addresses them as her sisters, to send them a message of solidarity, love, and hope. Also, for the girl 's bravery Malala calls them her hero, and in her letter, she ensures them that their captivity will end and they will be able to go back to receiving an education. Since Malala was too a target because of her persistence to learn, she understands what the girls of Chibok are going through. Therefore, Malala is a hero. She sheds a light on the girl 's situation and brings hope. Additionally, she continues to fight for them until everyone one of the girls are free and home to their families. To Malala, this is a “state of emergency for education" situation, and for the girls that have
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