New Memoir Allows Malala To Tell Her Own Story
The 15-year-old Pakistani school girl Malala Yousafzai targeted on a bus for wanting to go to school, plans to write a memoir about her experience as a universal education advocate.
Publishers Weidenfeld and Nicolson say that Malala’s memoir focuses on, "the inspiring story of her determination not be intimidated by extremists".
In a teaser about the book, Malala recounts the day in October 9th, 2012 when the Taliban gun man boarded the bus and shot Malala in the face at point blank range. At the time of the attack she was "squashed between friends and teachers on the benches of the open-back truck used as a school bus".
Despite the horrific ordeal, Malala explains that her memoir aims to, "reach people around the world, so they realise how difficult it is for some children to get access to education."
"I want to tell my story, but it will also be the story of 61 million children who can't get education. I want it to be part of the campaign to give every boy and girl the right to go to school. It is their basic right."
Malala and her family are now living in Birmingham, England where she is recovering and going to the all-girls Edgbaston High School.
For more on her triumphant returns to school, check-out our story here.