The main characters include Malala, Atal, Ziauddin, Pekai, and Khushal. Malala is a sweet little girl who plays cricket in the street and tries her hardest to get good grades but little does she know, soon she will be one of the most famous women activists in the world.
The conflict of the story is between Malala and education for (some) and the Taliban. Malala wants free education for all but the Taliban does not want girls to get any education.
By Nik Bendis
The Taliban is keeping Malala from giving education to all girls and boys because they don't want girls and some boys to get education because they think girls are of no worth.
Malala explains that no one can destroy her beliefs with a gun. When she got shot she was supposed to be silenced but made her louder then ever. Her beliefs had spread world wide and she got to meet Barack Obama.