Can teens make a difference? Anyone who says “no” hasn’t heard of Malala Yousafzai.
The sixteen year survived a bullet to her head a little over a year ago. Why? She spoke out about the importance of girls being educated, something that the Taliban did not allow. Now that she is out of the hospital and living in England, she continues vocally attesting to girls’ right to attend school.
If you want to know more about this remarkable young woman, you can read about her in the International section of Junior Scholastic’s December 2013 issue, available at Kansas City Public Library locations.
For more detail about Malala’s life and politics in Pakistan, check out the new young adult book Malala Yousafzai: Education Activist by Rebecca Rowell.
About the Author
Anna Francesca Garcia is the education librarian for the Kansas City Public Library. She has worked at libraries in Nevada and Missouri for nine years. She earned her Master of Library and Information Sciences from the University of North Texas.