Wednesday, May 21, 2014
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb
Oh, the places you can go when you read!
So, I just got back from the Swat Valley in Pakistan, and I was there from 2009 to 2012.
While in Pakistan, I experienced what happened when the Taliban started to terrorize the people.
Most of the Taliban toughest sanctions were against women. One of the sanctions that really disturbed a little girl named Malala was the band on girls going to school.
Many women in Pakistan are uneducated; however, Malala's father wanted her and other children to get an education. So, he opened a school.
However, the Taliban started to blow up schools, but Malala and her father persevered.....
For Malala to be educated meant that she had to risk her life, but she persevered......
She published her journals and also allowed herself to be filmed in order to show how difficult it was for her to attend school.
Eventually, she was shot in the head, by the Taliban, while riding a bus home for school, and this still did not silence her....
My people, this is a story of courage in the face of adversity, and I highly recommend that you read.
Sometimes, we must STAND UP and be heard!!!
Oh, the places we can go when we read......
My next read is Instincts by T.D. Jakes; join me!