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Pakistani Student Who Spoke For Freedom and Education, Author of "I Am Malala"

Malala Yousafzai was 15 when a Taliban gunman boarded her school bus in northwestern Pakistan and shot her and two other girls, attempting to both kill Malala and, as the Taliban later said, teach a "lesson" to anyone who had the courage to stand up for education, freedom and self-determination, particularly for girls and women. Or as young as 11, when Malala began blogging for the BBC's Urdu site, writing about her ambition to become a doctor, her fears of the Taliban and her determination to not allow the Taliban -- or her fear -- to prevent her from getting the education she needed to realize her dreams.

Malala is now where she wants to be: back in school. The Taliban almost made Malala a martyr; they succeeded in making her a symbol. The memoir she is writing to raise awareness about the 61 million children around the world who are not in school indicates she accepts that unasked-for responsibility as a synonym for courage and a champion for girls everywhere. However Malala concludes her book, her story so far is only just beginning.

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Malala Yousafzai favored to win Nobel Peace Prize

Pakistani teen Malala Yousafzai is favored to win the Nobel Peace Prize Friday.

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Malala Yousafzai turned 18-years-old yesterday, and celebrated by getting people around the world to call for education for everyone.

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