Advocating for Education Amid Danger

Malala Yousafzai, Christina Lamb, Literacy, I Am Malala, Education, Last week I finished reading the book, “I Am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb, and it made me ask the question again, “Why are we still having a discussion these days about illiteracy in this country, when everyone has the freedom to education without suffering oppressive consequences?” Malala’s book goes into an unimaginable dialogue and recount of the horrors so many innocent people suffered in her country, simply because they were either female or female and wanting to get an education.

If you did not have the opportunity to read this book and I am not advocating that you do, it truly shows the courage this young girl recounts and documents, in spite of getting shot point blank in the head by the Taliban, simply because she wanted to go to school. This book is another reason why, I along with so many other individuals across this country, advocate for continued education and to encourage everyone to use the ability and gifts that God gives us, which we all too often take for granted.

This book touched me in a different way than it probably does with others who read it. If you read this book, I am curious to hear your thoughts or how it affected you. When leaving a comment, I do ask that you please exercise sensitivity, honesty and professionalism.

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