Every time I read a biography of a doctor, missionary, or political activist I admire, I am reminded of how much we take for granted in our privileged culture here in the United States. “I am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban in October 2012, was a terrifying and eye-opening story. In this book, Malala details her life, the surrounding politics, and developing activism for women’s educational rights.
Malala Yousafzai is not the only woman who has fought for women’s rights worldwide. As Women’s History Month draws to a close, why don’t you check out one of these books about women whose activism has made a difference in the world?
|Diebel, Linda. Betrayed: The Assassination of Digna Ochoa. New York, NY: Carroll & Graf, 2006. 92 OCHOA Diebel|
|Hawa Abdi, and Sarah J. Robbins. Keeping Hope Alive: One Woman: 90,000 Lives Changed. New York, NY: Grand Central Pub, 2013. 323.092 HAWA 2013|
|Kallen, Stuart A. Rigoberta Menchú, Indian Rights Activist. Farmington Hills, MI: Lucent Books, 2007. J 92 MENCHU Kallen|
|Lloyd, Rachel. Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not for Sale, an Activist Finds Her Calling and Heals Herself. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2011. TEEN 362.88 LLOYD 2012|
|Maathai, Wangari. Unbowed: A Memoir. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. 92 MAATHAI|