It’s no secret that we’re big-up on education here at The Little Homie, so you can imagine how pumped we were when an activist like Malala Yousafzai was voted in to our latest book, Who Run The World?, by you Biggies.
Known for being the ultimate voice for girls education rights in Pakistan, Malala started activism from a young age gaining a thirst for education from her father. Unfortunately during her childhood the Taliban came to power, a terrorist organization that believed girls should be banned from education completely.
As a result, Malala and her father started campaigning around Pakistan for girls right to free education which resulted in them becoming iconic voices against the Taliban. This resulted in a nomination for the International Children’s Peace Prize in 2011 and won the Pakistan’s National Youth Peace Prize. However, the Taliban were obviously not happy about being opposed and dire plans were put in place to silence her and her father.
Sadly, in 2012, Malala was attacked by the Taliban on her way home from school that left her with life threatening injuries. Airlifted in England only a few days after her attack, she underwent multiple surgeries and thankfully after a significant time in hospital, went on to make a full recovery.
Today, Malala continues her advocacy work for education, speaking at the United Nations and writing a novel about her experiences. She’s set up the Malala Fund which helps bring education to girls all over the world. Most significantly, at the age of 17, Malala was the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
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Malala is an incredible example of courage and resilience at such a young age. She is the ultimate Little Homie and we’re so proud to be able to continue to share her story with future generations.
Who Run The World? is available for pre-sale from 15th October 2019. Grab your copy today to help inspire your Little Homie with these iconic women.