A most difficult anniversary approaches: the day, 73 years ago, when today's #HistoryHero was discovered, along with her family, and condemned to death in a Nazi concentration camp for the crime of being born Jewish.
Our hero is remembered thanks to the stories and precocious wisdom she left behind. She is beloved by generations the world over.
May we all continue to learn from her hardship and sacrifice.
Do you believe that goodness can endure and conquer evil?
Do you believe in universal education: the right to attend school and to learn, regardless of gender?
Malala Yousafzai nearly gave her life for it. Her story proves that even teens can change the world.
Malala was born in the Swat District of Pakistan on July 12, 1997. Her father, Ziauddin, the head of a nearby school, was a vocal advocate of the right of women to receive an education. This made him an enemy of the hardline traditionalists -- known as the Taliban in that part of the world -- then intent on turning back the clock where women's rights were concerned.