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“Listen. I don't like to preach, but here's some advice. You'll meet a lot of jerks in life. If they hurt you, remember it's because they're stupid. Don't react to their cruelty. There's nothing worse than bitterness and revenge. Keep your dignity and be true to yourself.” ― Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
Malala Yousafzai, of Pakistan, is the youngest person (age 15) ever nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. World famous for defying the Taliban in support of women’s rights and education for girls. On October 9, 2012, Yousafzai was shot in the head and neck by a Taliban assassin when she was returning home on a school bus full of students. She survived the attack and is expected to make a full recovery, but Taliban leaders have vowed to continue their efforts to kill Yousafzai and her father.
Malala Yousufzai An 11-year old girl who had the strength to rise against the Taliban. She wrote about Taliban banning girls' schools in Pakistan's picturesque Swat Valley. She was awarded the National Peace prize and was nominated for the International Children's peace prize.