Malala: A Hero for All by Shana CoreyThis Step 4 Biography Reader shares the inspiring story of Malala Yousafzai, the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Even as a young girl in Pakistan, Malala spoke up about the importance of girls’ education, via speeches and a blog. Since the Taliban regime was intent on denying girls an education and silencing anyone who disagreed with their laws, this was very dangerous. Malala was shot, but she survived the attack and it did not silence her. In fact, she spoke at the United Nations on her sixteenth birthday, just nine months after she was shot. Malala’s resolve has only magnified her voice, delivering her message of human rights to millions of people.
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Heroes: What They Do & Why We Need Them
On July 7, Malala Yousafzai posted her first tweet. Within hours, she had earned several hundred thousand followers and a warm welcome from the Twittersphere. Over the next few days, as word emerged on social media that she had recently graduated from high school and celebrated her 20th birthday, she garnered effusive praise and hearty congratulations from scores of Twitter users, including philanthropists, politicians, and entertainers. The reaction seems only natural, given Malala's story - her journey from getting shot in the head as a schoolgirl by a Taliban gunman in , to becoming a Nobel Prize-winning advocate for female education worldwide, working out of her home in the United Kingdom since Credit: Reuters. Many on Pakistani Twitter decried her as shameful and traitorous. When I posted a tweet lamenting such characterizations, Pakistanis responded with fresh torrents of opprobrium for their compatriot.
Uuuu duu Malala is a hero. She fought for women's right's and that's important. If you think not then you're obviously not seeing all the facts! So face the facts sextis. She's been standing up in the face of danger since she was 9.
Millennial Voices: Malala Yousafzai, a Humanitarian, a Hero, and a Wonk
As a senior in high school, I found myself desperately looking for any opportunity that would enable me to go on free trips to escape the county in which I live, Arlington County, Virginia. At my school, all seniors must complete a massive yearlong project intended to make them branch out, get involved in the community, and pursue something they are passionate about. I decided to do my project on photography. My central objective as a photographer was to explore cities and find the beauty in chaos that exists within them. One day, I was walking through the halls of my newly renovated high school when I saw a flier to go on a trip to New York where we would attend a conference at the United Nations Headquarters. Little did I know I would be leaving that city with a new perspective on society.