Raise your hand if you’ve taken a bullet for your books.
Raise your hand if you’ve taken a bullet for your education.
Raise your hand if someone has threatened you because you deserve that right.
Courtesy of http://www.vitalvoices.org/node/3341.
In case you did not catch Time’s 100 Most Influential People edition, one teenage girl was on the cover. Malala Yousafzai and two girls were shot by the Taliban. She defended her right to an education.
I get it.
No one wants to study for a test.
But, imagine if you’re right was stripped from you because you’re a woman, handicapped, ADHD, diagnosed with schizophrenia, Christian, Jewish or Muslim.
It is easy to forget the books that surround us are not just a chore.
They’re a blessing.
It is easy to forget the literacy rate in some countries around the world is low, and that the people who do read are thankful for the fact they read more than most people I know, including me.
I think Malala Yousafzai is not only a heroine for women, but for the cause of literacy and education.
Go get your book.
Then spell out the words: Thank you.
By Rebecca T. Dickinson
- Diane Sawyer to Interview Malala Yousafzai (blackchristiannews.com)
- Malala Yousafzai signs $3m book deal (bbc.co.uk)
- Malala Yousafzai makes Time’s ‘most influential’ list (dawn.com)
- Malala Yousafzai signs $3 million deal to publish her memoir (ibnlive.in.com)
- Malala Yousafzai Should Be The One. (ppppunjab.wordpress.com)
- Malala Yousafzai : Teen Warrior Princess (ankitasadarjoshi.wordpress.com)