‘One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.’
Do you think that this quote is true and can supporting this actually lead to a better world ahead?
We all must have heard about Malala Yousafzai, the famous Pakistani activist and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate who has worked for the cause of educating girls all around the planet. Well, her autobiography is one of my favourites and it will be pitiful not to share about it!
This amazing and meaningful book is authored by Yousafzai and renowned journalist Christina Lamb. The book starts with Malala explaining her childhood under the increasing power of the Taliban and how she and many others tried to fight it by not losing hope even when it felt impossible. When flicking through the pages of the book and reading it word by word, I was slowly understanding the true beauty of the valley of Swat, which was a tourist spot until the arrival of the Taliban, in Pakistan where Malala was born and raised in the town of Mingora. This autobiography is a real inspiration for the upcoming generation, and adults too, to support the cause of ‘Education to Girls’ and create a better tomorrow.
While reading the book I also realized that we should be thankful for the only life given to us and make all use of it as it is uncertain. For example, on the same day, in the same place, Malala was sitting and enjoying with her friends and the next moment she was shot and was hovering between life and death.
At the end of the book, it is also stated that the goal of writing this book was to ‘raise Malala’s voice on behalf of millions of girls who are denied their right to education and understand their potential’.
SHE IS MY ROLE MODEL AND HOPEFULLY, ONE DAY FOR THE WHOLE WORLD.
P.S.- I hope that I can visit the mesmerizing Swat Valley in Pakistan too for it’s beauty has possessed me and I ain’t recovering till I have seen it with my naked eyes!