Malala Yousafzai Mclane ramsEy

Malala Yousafzai was born on July 12, 1997 in Mingora, Pakistan. Mingora was a popular tourist spot during the first few years of Malala's life. That however changed when the Taliban began to demand control there.

Malala's father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, was known as an anti-Taliban activist and an advocate for education in Pakistan. The school that she attended was run by her father.

Malala took after her father and began to speak out for girls to recieve an education. As her voice grew the Taliban decided to kill her. On her way home from school one day a masked gunman entered her bus and asked "Which one is Malala?" Her friends looked to her giving away the answer and she was then shot one time in the head.

At the age of seventeen Malala received the Nobel Peace Prize becoming the youngest to recieve it.
On her eighteenth birthday Malala opened a school for Syrian refugee girls in Lebanon.
"Today on my first day as an adult, on behalf of the world's children, I demand of leaders we must invest in books instead of bullets," -Malala Yousafzai
"a brave and gentle advocate of peace who through the simple act of going to school became a global teacher."

- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon


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