The book I am Malala is a true story written by Malala Yousafzai and co-written by Christina Lamb. This story starts in October of 2012, during this time there were controversial disagreements about women’s rights and education. Women had practically no freedom or independence, all they were allowed to do was have children and do household chores. One day, Malala was on a bus going to school when she started to drift off and think about how much her hometown has changed in the last few years. There was an islamic terrorist group terrorizing those advocating for the rights and education of women.
All of a sudden the bus stopped. When she looked to the front of the bus she saw a man walking towards her, he asked who she was but she did not answer. To him it seemed obvious that she was a supporter of women’s rights, so based off an inferred observation, he shot her in the head. Throughout this whole book, it brings back her past (starting from her birth) and what went on to cause the things that happened in her country.
The authors wrote this nonfiction novel that way Malala’s struggles would be shared with the world and bring awareness to the things that women go through on a daily basis throughout the world. Malala Yousafzai wanted to show how important education is to the world and how big of an impact it has on everything. They also want to explain that if you don’t allow education for some people, which stopped them from being peaceful, and provoked more poverty among these people.
Throughout her life, Malala learned that education has a strong effect, it can change a person’s life, by showing them that they are capable of speaking their minds and having their own beliefs. “The pressure from the whole country worked, and Fazlullah agreed to lift the ban for girls up to ten years old” (Yousafzai, 166). This shows how Malala’s country was against education, especially for girls. The overall main purpose of this nonfiction story is that once again, Malala is introducing the fact that everyone in the world should be aware of the education and women rights problems her country had, to be more fair to everyone and have equal rights, and to be more aware of education and the important role it has.
This book has multiple purposes and many lessons to learn, the main one is how strong education impacts things. Malala teaches throughout this that education helps form a child’s life, figures out their future expectations and help them build confidence to say what is on their mind and what they believe in. “One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world” (Yousafzai, 168). This quote represents so much, that just one person, one book can change the effect on education drastically. The author develops her claim by explaining her experience through her long roller coaster. Malala was a huge supporter of the education of girls when she was a young child, throughout her life she had an even stronger opinion of these things. By her being a supporter of these things, a group called Taliban, hated her so it soon developed into a death threat from them. She did not just talk about women education but also tried to do something for it and be a huge impact on it.
Malala Yousafzai really proved a lot by writing this novel, she reached out there and was very successful with the point she was getting at. She wanted more people to be aware of the role education has on everyone’s lives and to make sure the rights of men and women were equal. It’ll help influence other to speak up in what you believe in, be brave and don’t let others tell you what to say and believe in, be determined and always keep your head up, have knowledge about what you are fighting for and be nice to others. Malala had confidence, she proved that by telling other how important education and women’s rights were, she never let others tear down what she believed in. She always kept her head up, even if someone disrespected her opinions she was nice to them and tried to figure out why they didn’t believe in those kinds of things. Malala is a strong and independent women trying to fight for her country and what she believes in.