Malala Yousafzai was born on July 12th, 1997 in Mingora, Pakistan. She grew up in a school built and run by her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai. Malala's Father chose to build the school because he was very passionate about knowledge. "He belived that lack of education was the root of all of Paskistan's problems." (Yousafazi, 41)
A terrorist group called the "Talibans" gained power and did not like that females attended school, so they made a rule aganst it. The group was runned by Maulana Fazlullah. At about the same time the Talibans banned CDs and DVDs. "Only the radio was allowed, and all music except for Taliban songs were declared haram" (Yousafzai 114)
Soon enough, the Talibans started bombing Swat Valley and other places where schools educate females. Some victims decide to come to the public school built by Malala's Father, Khushal Public School. Malala and her father get death threats from the Taliban because they wanted the school shut down or to stop teaching females. "I had started taking the bus because my mother was scared of me walking on my own. We had been getting threats all year." (Yousafzai 6)
Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 14 year old Malala Yousafzai got shot in the left eye socket while in a bus by a Taliban. The Taliban shot three times, one at Malala, and the other two at her classmates.
Malala was soon quickly flown out of a Pakistan hospital unconscious and woke up in a completely different area. Birmingham, England is where she was hospitialized.
Malala after a succesful recovery, made speeches all around the globe about her and her father's beliefs with helping woman get education. She soon got awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. In 2013, Malala and her family moved to Birimingham where they are now happily living together.