People Of Pakistan React To Malala Yousufzai’s Book ‘I Am Malala’ (Video)

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Sameera Ehteram
"I am Malala" hits bookstores around the globe, chronicling Malala Yousafzai's journey from schoolgirl activist in Pakistan, who survived a Taliban attack, to a worldwide symbol for girls’ education.

"I am Malala" hits bookstores around the globe, chronicling Malala Yousafzai's journey from schoolgirl activist in Pakistan, who survived a Taliban attack, to a worldwide symbol for girls’ education.

It's Malala Yousafzai's story of survival.

The teenage activist was shot at point blank range in the fall of 2012 while riding home on a school bus.

She was attacked for demanding education for girls. Malala was 15 at the time and few expected her to survive.

Her journey from a schoolgirl in northern Pakistan to a worldwide symbol for education is a story that many in her home country want to read about.

"The book has just arrived. For the past few days, there has been a great demand for this book because people love Malala for her stance on peace," says a bookshop owner.

But in her home town in the Swat Valley, some say her fame has done little to help them.

A local shopkeeper says, "The Taliban destroyed many schools in Swat. Malala is being given so many awards, but what good is that for the people of Swat? So far, Malala has not even constructed a single school here."

The schoolgirl now lives in Birmingham, England and still faces Taliban threats. Experts and betting agencies also put her as a favorite for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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