You may remember Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who was shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for girls’ education and who later addressed the United Nations.
“Dear friends, on the 9th of October, 2012, the Taliban shot me on the left side of my forehead. They shot my friends too,” she said in her first major public appearance. “They thought that the bullets would silence us, but they failed.”
“I am the same Malala, my ambitions are the same, my hopes are the same and my dreams are the same,” she said
Well true to her words, she is back at it again and bigger then ever, by participating in the opening of Europe’s biggest public library a 10-storey-high, 400,000-book library
“Pens and books are the weapons that defeat terrorism,” Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old superhuman, told a crowd of 300 at the opening of the $300-million Library of Birmingham, in England, Tuesday.
“When I was discharged from the hospital, I was introduced to this new society, which is different from our society in Pakistan, in many ways,” she told the crowd. “Here people tell me that they have read hundreds of books. It does not matter how old they are, they take a keen interest in reading, even children of six and seven years have read more books than me.”
“Now I will challenge myself to read thousands of books. And I will empower myself with knowledge,” she added. “A world without books is like a body without a soul. A city without books and a city without libraries is like a graveyard.“
What amazing inspiration to us all, and Yousafzai has also been nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize,
Watch her Amazing Speech Below
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