“The content of a book holds the power of education and it is with this power that we can shape our future and change lives. There is no greater weapon than knowledge and no greater source of knowledge than the written word.
“It is my dream that one day, great buildings like this one will exist in every corner of the world so every child can grow up with the opportunity to succeed.”
-Malala Yousufzai, in Birmingham, on the opening of the biggest public library in Europe.
Malala Yousafzai opens Europe’s biggest public library in Birmingham.
There are a few who reach eminence at an early age. Malala Yousufzai is surely such a child. With her book releasing soon (I am Malala: the Girl Who stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban is available for pre-order now at http://www.libertybooks.com/bookdetail.aspx?pid=18494 ), the sprightly teenager celebrated her Sweet 16 by giving a speech to the United Nations with millions more listening. her dedication to education and the written word makes her nothing less than a messiah to millions of children like her in Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and other countries.
Her book will be available in October 2013.