Today, October 9th, marks the one-year anniversary of the day 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai— a girl who refused to let the Taliban deny her right to an education–was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school in her native Pakistan. Few expected her to survive, but today she is globally-recognized symbol of peaceful protest, has a speech in front of the United Nations under her belt and is the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize.
We’re excited to read her book, and know it will inspire us to work harder to help girls everywhere get the education they deserve.
But we also know this goal is not an easy one. A sobering reminder: this week, the Taliban renewed its threat against this young hero.