This 17 year-old Pakistani girl has become one of the most admired people on the planet.
In 2009 when she was only 12, she was shot on her school bus because she had the audacity to blog about the terrorism of the Taliban.
Two of her friends were killed in that attack, but she recovered and instead of running from the Taliban she has become a non-stop activist for peace and education, traveling around the world to spread her message that every child — including girls — has the right to a decent education.
For her incredible courage she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize last week, an honor bestowed on the most inspiring and effective peacemakers.
This inspiring chapter from her book, The Day I Woke Up in the Hospital, tells what it was like to recover from her wounds. The title of her biography is, I Am Malala: the Girl Who Stood Up For Education and Was Shot by the Taliban, and I highly recommend it.
We need more people like Malala in our world, and I hope you will help spread the story of this young goddess far and wide.
P.S. Do you have any Malalas in your life?