What Schroon is Reading: I Am Malala

   Malala Yousafzai: At sixteen, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Malala Yousafzai: At sixteen, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize.

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she  was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school. Few expected her to survive.

I am Malala, the book she wrote after her miraculous recovery, will be the focus of the Schroon Lake Library’s discussion group on Tuesday, September 16. Copies of the book are available at the Library.

What have you been reading this summer? Got any recommendations? Tell us in comments.