Malala: My Story of Standing Up for Girls’ Rights – Teacher’s Notes

The extraordinary true story of a young girl’s courage in the face of violence and extremism, and an incredible testament to what can be achieved when we stand up for what we believe in.

This illustrated adaptation of Malala Yousafzai’s , I Am Malala, introduces readers of 7+ to the remarkable story of a teenage girl who risked her life for the right to go to school.  Today Malala is a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Her story of bravery and determination in the face of extremism is more timely now than ever.

This resource pack includes book extracts, discussion questions and activities for developing literacy and creative writing skills, and encouraging debate in PSHE lessons with KS2 classes.

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Malala: My Story of Standing Up for Girls’ Rights

Raised in a changing Pakistan by an enlightened father from a poor background and a beautiful, illiterate mother, Malala was taught to stand up for her beliefs. When terrorists took control of her region and declared that girls were forbidden from going to school, Malala refused to sacrifice her education. And on 9 October 2012, she nearly paid the ultimate price for her courage when she was shot on her way home from school.

The book follows Malala’s incredible journey to recovery in the aftermath of the attack, from the life-saving surgery she receives in a Birmingham hospital to her reunion with her family and their eventual relocation to England. Told with a voice of strength, calm reason and wisdom beyond her years, Malala’s story is one children all around the world should hear.

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