Monday, 22 September 2014

I am Malala

Malala Yousafzai's book "I Am Malala", traced her experience as a young Muslim girl who grew up in Pakistan. In 2012, she was almost killed by the Taliban because of her strong advocacy of women's rights and education for all.

Overall, we were captivated by her story and the many struggles she endured at such a young age. After reading this book, we couldn't help but think about the things we, here in North America, take for grantededucation, religious freedoms, womens' rights, etc.

In a male-dominated society, Malala's father played a significant role in her life by encouraging her to pursue her education and stand up for what she believes in.

Sometimes it can be easier for people to back down from a cause they believe in when faced with threats or acts of violence. Malala showed us what it takes and what it means to stand up for what you truly believe ineven if it costs you your life.

In 2010, our book club, Women Wine and Word, started out as a brilliant idea from one of our members (we call her the queen). We meet once a month to discuss our books, eat some food, drink a little wine, and have a great time with our friends.

We invite you to check out our monthly blogs, browse through our reading list, or take a peek at our book reviews (FYI- only a few books have received 5/5 wine glasses).

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