Malala was sitting on the bus heading home from school, Malala was talking with her friends until two members of the Taliban stopped the bus. A bearded Talib asked for Malala by her name and fired three shots at her and one of the bullets entered her head and lodged in her shoulder.
Malala was seriously wounded and injured. That same day, she was taken to a Pakistani military hospital in Peshawar and four days later she went to an intensive care unit in Birmingham, England. Malala had to go through multiple surgeries, including a repair of a facial nerve to fix the paralyzed left side of her face. In March 2013, after weeks of treatment and therapy, Malala was able to begin attending school in Birmingham.
After the shooting, her incredible recovery and return to school resulted in a global outpouring of support for Malala. On July 12, 2013, Malala visited New York and spoke at the United Nations. Later that year, she published her first book, an autobiography entitled “I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban.