Rock on Malala!

I Am Malala - Malala Yousafzai

Malala is obviously a very intelligent young woman, as anyone who saw her speech to the UN this year can attest.  Her book is informative and engaging, and does a great job teaching readers about her culture and life in Pakistan.  

Some reviews have said she misrepresents Islam and doesn't really like Pakistan, but I didn't find that to be true at all.  She mentions several times that the Quran specifically says women and girls should be educated, not just men.  She's very clear when she says that the Taliban is wrong when they say that girls shouldn't be educated, and that the Taliban are going against the teachings in the Quran.  I also think that she's a realist, she sees the problems that exist in Pakistan, not just the parts that she loves.  Reading her story and hearing her words makes me sure that she's going to continue to do great things for herself, Pakistan and girls around the world.