This story is about a young girl named Malala who decided to fight for girls right to education while this important right was taken away by the Taliban's. Malala's birth was not a big surprise for family because she was not a boy and also the family was really poor, but her father was really happy for her and said “ He looked into my eyes after I was born and fell in love. I know there is something different about this child.” what I think about this quote is that he really entrusted her that she is the only one who can find the answer to her freedom. He inspired his daughter to learn and be independent woman and not be a wife who cooks, cleans, and never leave the house. She said my father is a falcon which means that he is stood up for everybody's education and never gave up even if its hard time dealing with Taliban's. The Taliban's brought a huge disaster to swat and destroying girls schools, books, killing people to not let them study. Malala's village was such a beauty which is like a paradise and brilliant view from the mountains during the winter and in spring. Her village was very languors place and lots of tourists go visit that peaceful valley before the attacks of Taliban. Even when Taliban's warned her for not going to school but she still stood up and went to school unafraid. All malala was afraid of was her books and information she studied in school while they had to leave swat for a short time because of war going on against the army and Taliban. She became an social activist like her father and never gave up on injustices happening towards them. Malala is the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban.
...IAmMalala: Independent Reading
I. Cultural Connections
Malala Yousafzi is the protagonist, narrator, and author of IAmMalala. She is born into a religious Pakistan family in Swat during a time of women oppression. Yousafzi makes a point to write about her happiness and freedom before Taliban took over. Her Pakistan heritage encourages many cultural traditions including dressing conservatively. Women are instructed to show respect by wearing burqas, which covered their face and body. The role of women is to cook and care for their families, “We’d [women] be expected to cook and serve our brothers and fathers. While boys and men could roam freely about town, my mother and I could not go out without a male relative to accompany us, even if it was a five-year-old boy! This was the tradition” (26). Malala is a smart girl who had correct morals and beliefs. Her two priorities are religion and education. Malala does not agree with Taliban laws, including the emphasis of education only available for men. Malala’s father, too, believes that such a thing was wrong. Her father and the holy Quran support her to stick up for what she believed in. She speaks on behalf of the community and those who were afraid to speak up, “The more interviews I gave, the stronger I felt and more support we received”...
“IAmMalala” is a breathtaking novel based on a true story of a young sixteen year old girl’s life. This memoir written by Malala Yousafzai and co written by Christina Lamb was published in October 2013 by ‘Little, Brown and Company’ and has become a very popular novel all around the world. This book contains 265 pages and costs Indian Rs. 399 and I found it worth reading. This courageous young girl wrote this book fearlessly to spread the awareness about the rights of education for those who are being ignored and abandoned from their right to go the school and learn.
The journey taken by Malala Youzafzai was not an easy one. She was born to an illiterate mother and a hardworking father in the beautiful valley of Swat in Pakistan. She stood up for the right of education for the fellow young girls in Pakistan with full determination and spirit and fought against the Taliban. Her father Ziauddin Yousafzai, an education activist was her greatest inspiration and motivated her to stand up as an advocate for education and freedom. Unlike other Pakistani girls, Malala was not fearful of covering her head with a scarf rather than putting on a burqa. She did not believe in hiding the girls and women behind the curtains and seizing their rights of...
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IAmMalala Question Responses
The role of Malala's father throughout her entire story played an essential part in the developing of Malala's character, beliefs and values as well as a motive for many of her actions throughout the course of the story. Though several of her father's actions have impacted her one way or another, what appeared to be one of the most significant was the building of the Khushal School- a long awaited dream come true on his behalf. The struggles that occured to achieve the success of this school were countless and in every way imagineable difficult- from natural disaster to economic issues. Yet, Ziauddin always perservered. We can see this trait through Malala in all aspects. "It was my grandmother's faith in my father that gave him courage to find his own proud path he could travel along. This is the path that he would later show me." (36) This is evidential all the way up to the time of her being shot as well as after. Malala has not yet shown any sign of quitting on her dream for equality.
Throughout some parts of the story, the side of Malala that generally reflects the more "teenager" part to her is apparent. For example, she brings up her feuding with her younger sibling, her struggle to wake up in the mornings as well as her like for the Twilight series. In one secion of the...
...hard for me to read because I find it not as interesting as fiction. Also this book is based in Pakistan so I wasn’t able to relate to a lot of things referenced in this book and I had to do a great deal of research to actually understand what was happening.
Plot Summary: This book is about a young girl facing the wrath of the Taliban and gaining the courage to start standing up for women’s rights in education. Malala Yousafzai is an average girl who grew up in Pakistan going to her Father’s school every day, studying, and was the top student in her class. She goes about her life as usual, going to school with her friends. Now day’s though, people listen to the news station that the Taliban release saying girls are bad Muslims if they go to school, and they’re threatening to do bad things if they do go, which then of course, causes several girl students to leave school and work at home. Some girls still want an education and go to school so eventually the Taliban do start shooting people and bombing schools! This is exactly what Malala doesn’t want. She believes everyone should have an equal right to get a good education! So she starts to speak up and as she does interviews with the BBC her voice keeps getting heard, so now she is the Taliban’s number one target. As life carries on Malala keeps going to school, and one day on her way home, two men come onto her school...
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...Iam David- Anne Holm
“Iam David” is a book about a twelve year old boy who is living in the time of the II world war. He escapes from a Nazi concentration camp with the help of a prison guard. David has been in this camp for the majority of his life and finds adjusting to the world outside hard. The first couple of night of being on the run he keeps living in the fear of the Germans recapturing him. David makes it to Salonika with mild surprises such as finding out what beauty.
David then travels further into Italy to a town. He is amazed how lively and beautiful everything is. He likes how everyone is accommodating. The sad part of the story is that he realises that the people of the town are beginning to talk about him so he leaves. David continues to travel and he reaches another little town further in the Italian country side. He once again camps out in the country side and enjoys a few days admiring the beauty of it all. Then one day a boy of about the age of 14 comes up to David and starts calling him thief and begins to beat him up. The boy is puzzled as David does not hit back but just walks away. Little did David know that he was to meet him once more!
The next part of the book is my favourite as it shows David enjoying happiness, but it also the saddest for David. He realises his mistakes and learns how to repent for them. The main event in this part of the book is how David saves Maria from...
My brief overview of Iam Sam is about a mentally challenged man named Sam Dawson who faces epic interruption in his simple way of living when he has to raise his daughter Lucy who he fathered with a homeless woman. Lucy mom abandoned her after she gave birth to her. Sam is raising Lucy alone and is faced with an abundantly load of adversity because of his handicap.
As Lucy becomes older she begins to become smarter than her father and alarming incidents starts to occur and question Sam’s capabilities of continuingly taking care of her. After an incident that happened at her birthday party Sam and Lucy are visited by social worker and Lucy is taken away from Sam. Sam friend recommends a lawyer for him her name is Rita who also has a lot going on in her personal life and her story develops through the movie. Lucy is placed with a foster family and the foster family wants to adopt her. During the trial Sam finally realize that he cannot take care of Lucy and she might be better off with her foster family who plans on adopting her. Lucy wants to stay with Sam so she frequently runs away to be with Sam who moved near her new foster family home to stay closer Lucy. Lucy foster family who realize that Sam and Lucy need each other in their life decide to let Sam have custody of Lucy. Sam also realized that he needs help raising Lucy so he asked her foster parents to help him raise her.
In chapter one...
In the essay, “AmI Blue?” from Living by the Word in 1986 by Alice Walker, Walker explains how animals can display similar emotions to that of humans. She brings attention to her readers on how to understand that an animal can experience the same emotions as humans do. Walker compares her emotions to a horse by the name of Blue. Feeling ‘blue’ is also known as feeling sad, which is one of the emotions Walker recognizes in Blue. Walker tells a story of how this horse goes through an emotional situation that humans can experience as well. During her encounters with Blue, Walker can see the loneliness in his eyes and can relate to how he is feeling. Walker wants her readers to understand that by looking into one’s eyes, it reveals their true emotion no matter how hard one tries to hide it. When Blue acquires a mate, he’s happier than ever. Walker notices the change in his behavior when his mate leaves with his unborn child. She empathizes with him by comparing his situation to one similar that would occur with a human, such as slavery. While observing the horse, Walker exposes her frustration towards humans’ (obscure) view and treatment of horses as well as animals in general. Walker agrees that humans should empathize with animals just as humans empathize with other humans because animals can experience emotion just as much as we can. She also celebrates that animals and humans have more in common than...