Informational texts to accompany Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb's I Am Malala
In December 2014, Malala Yousafzai became the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner at age 17. Malala is known worldwide as an advocate for girls' education and for her struggles against the Taliban in her nation of Pakistan. In 2012, Malala survived an assassination attempt while riding the bus home from school. Malala recovered from the attack and continues to work as an advocate for equitable access to education. TIME Magazine named Malala one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World" in 2013, 2014, and 2015. She tells her story in her memoir I Am Malala, co-written with journalist Christina Lamb.
Additional Reading Practice
- How Does Foreign Aid Work? (Grades 6-8; CCSS.CCRA.R.8)
- Protector of Children (Grades 9-10; CCSS.CCRA.R.8)
- TED Talk: The Key to Success? Grit (Grades 9-10; CCSS.CCRA.R.8)
- Ranking Global Atrocities (Grades 11-12; CCSS.CCRA.R.6)
Applied Reading and Writing Lessons
- Malala Yousafzai: A Girl with a Voice (Grade 7; CCSS.CCRA.R.9; CCSS.W.7.1)
- Multiday Informational Text: Mary Ellen Wilson: How One Girl's Plight Started the Child-Protection Movement (Grade 8; CCSS.RI.8.9; CCSS.W.8.1)
- Woman's Right to Suffrage (Grade 9; CCSS.RI.9-10.9; CCSS.W.9-10.1)
- 100 Years Later, Lessons from the Sufferin’ Suffragettes (Grade 9; CCSS.RI.9-10.7; CCSS.W.9-10.1)
- Taking Courage to New Heights (Grade 11; CCSS.RI.11-12.3; CCSS.W.11-12.2)
- American Woman Who Shattered Space Ceiling (Grade 12; CCSS.RI.11-12.3; CCSS.W.11-12.2)
Differentiated Lesson Sets for Grades 4-12
- Social Responsibility: How do individuals stand up and take responsibility for changing their societies?
- Image and Impact: How can a powerful image create change?
- Perseverance: How do we overcome challenges in our country, our communities, and our lives?