After a brutal attack by the Taliban left her with a gunshot to the head, 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai has signed a deal with publications in the US and the UK to tell her story. The young Pakistani girl was shot by a member of the Taliban and was taken to the UK, where she has made a full recovery. The book will be written in order to spread awareness about how tough it is for some children to receive education.
The title of the book will be called ‘I Am Malala’ and will be published by ‘Weidenfeld and Nicolson’ in the UK, as well as ‘Little, Brown’ in the US. Yousafzai is currently living in the UK. In a statement, the young survivor said, “I want to tell my story, but it will also be the story of 61 million children who can’t get education.”
The focus of the book would be education and would be made part of a campaign to allow for every child in the world to get a chance to study. The publisher and executive vice president of ‘Little, Brown’ Michael Pietsch said that the Malala was an inspiration to people around the world and when people read her story, they will open doors for other young boys and girls to get the opportunity to study.