How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World. Malala Yousafzai was ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region and forbade girls going to school. Having been taught to stand up for what she believed, this is the true story of Malala Yousafzai?s fight for the right of girls in Pakistan to be educated. It nearly cost her life. No one expected her to survive being shot while riding home on her school bus. But she did and became the youngest ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
This Young Reader?s Edition of her best-selling memoir includes an update with a new epilogue. Color photographs, a new epilogue by the author, glossary, A Time Line of Important Events, and a Note on the Malala Fund. This is one of the books students read in Hewitt’s Lightning Literature and Composition program for Grades 5. It can be purchased separately or in a pack (see Related Items below).