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I am Malala: Common Reader Critical Thinking Guide: I am Malala

Critical Thinking Guide; originally created by Connie Tuisku

I am Malala: Common Reader Guide

This project offers a critical thinking resource guide to support lesson planning and classroom activities for the Common Reader 2017/2018 book I am Malala.

The book I am Malala presents a young women's message of freedom to eradicate child illiteracy and the courage to stand for woman's rights and human rights in Pakistan in the face of religious and political intolerance.  Her message advocates for a tolerant country that values critical thought and the courage to stand up for one's fundamental rights even in the face of violent extremism.

Introducing Malala

Who is Malala?

On October 9, 2012, an armed Taliban gunman boarded a bus full of young girls on their way home from school in the Swat Valley of Pakistan and demanded to know, “Who is Malala?” Recognizing his target, he fired three bullets into the crowded vehicle, hitting Malala Yousafzai in the face and wounding two other girls.

Follow Malala's amazing journey from her memoir I am Malala to her award as the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014.

Interactive Timeline: Malala Yousafzai’s Extraordinary Journey.