Malasla is a hero. She has displayed many great traits, including fortitude, altruism, and valor. She displays fortitude because she never stopped speaking out for girl's education, even when she was threatened. She is altruistic because she gives up most of her fame and money to keep peace and fund school programs. She is valorous because although a lot of people would be scared to speak out against a powerful group (like the Taliban), she was brave and spoke out anyways.
Malala created an organization called the Malala Fund that helps guarantee the funding of Middle East schools and help girls get a complete, thorough education, since her own homeland of Pakistan ha drew oppurtunities for girls to go to school. She still leads the organization, and she often donates money to it herself, mainly money from her various peace accolades, to help educate children across the world. I chose this as #1 because it just reflects her dedication and selflessness so much.
After Malala won the Nobel Peace Prize, she was invited to the White House to speak with Barack Obama. Obama says this: "At just 17 years old, Malala Yousafzai has inspired people around the world with her passion and determination to make sure girls everywhere can get an education. When the Taliban tried to silence her, Malala answered their brutality with strength and resolve." This shows her courage, determination, and strength is of such a level that she is granted one of the greatest honors the US can offer. I chose this as #2 because one of the world's greatest leaders has recognized her as a great activist and, basically, a hero.
I can't put in the actual entire speech, since it's about 25 minutes long, but I can put in this intro, which I think sums up her qualities pretty well. Although she does not mention her whole fight against the Taliban, she does mention her feelings for those deprived of rights and education, and her altruism. Also, it does show that she is a pacifist. It mentions her fortitude and dedication a little bit: she calls herself "committed" which I absolutely agree with. I chose this as my #3 because it shows her altruism and nonviolent views very clearly, and these are heroic qualities.
Malala Yousafzai won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, she delivered a great speech, but that's a different story. She also opposes war and fighting, hence her winning of the Nobel Peace Prize, and also, she has spent a lot of money, mostly winnings from awards, on either assisting schools in the Middle East or opposing weapons manufacturing, since her country was war-ridden when she was a kid. This shows true altruism, donating money in favor of others. I chose this as my #4 because although it's not as big as some of her other actions, it still matters very much in the war-torn countries where she is determined to bring peace.
This is Malala's autobiography, chronicling her childhood and the arrival of the Taliban in her homeland of Swat, Pakistan. Her bravery, intelligence, determination, and selflessness are all clear on the book. I read it myself more than once, and her heroic acts and personality have inspired me. She continued to speak out against the Taliban to the point where they attacked her on the way to school (as the cover says). But she pulled through, and she is now a student at Oxford, and her family lives in Birmingham. I chose this as my #5 because it spreads awareness and shows her heroic qualities so well.