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Malala Yousafazai grew up in Swat Valley, Pakistan with her mother, father and two younger brothers. Her father ran a school that Malala attended.
"Jani, how was the school running today?"
"Aba, the school is walking, not running!"
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Malala is very passionate about school. She is always excited to go and studies hard to be the number one student.
One day, after a terrible earthquake, the rebel group known as TNSM led by a man named Fazlullah began spreading their message. They argued that Pakistan was haram, or not following Islamic law. Especially when it came to girls going to school.
Malala did not believe them. She knew that education and people's rights to it were a good thing. For now, she decided that she would ignore their words.
However, things would become worse over the years to come. Women were banned from going outside without a male escort, movies and TV shows were now banned. Malala and her brothers quietly watched TV in their home, always afraid of someone hearing it.
Eventually, it was announced that girls should no longer go to school after age 10. Malala began noticing that more of her classmates were not coming to school anymore.
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