I Am Malala Questions and Answers
by Malala Yousafzai

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What is the main idea of I Am Malala?

The main idea of I am Malala is the importance of world peace and girls' right to education and the willingness of this one brave girl to put her life on the line in fighting for these ideals.

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It would be an insult to Malala to say that the main idea of her memoir is anything other than the importance of world peace. Other prominent ideas include the importance of gender equality and religious freedom.

When Malala receives the first National Peace Prize from the Pakistani government, her efforts, including having written about life under the Taliban for the BBC and taken the lead role in a documentary about Islamic extremism, bring her to the attention of the Taliban and make her a target. She is shot, and the struggle to survive and recover is immense. Her entire struggle has formed part of her quest for world peace.

The main idea of this great book can be summed up in the address that Malala made to the United Nations on her sixteenth birthday. She makes it clear that nothing that she has been through will deter her from continuing to work towards and fight for world peace. The fact that the Taliban is still actively targeting children is something that Malala will never stop fighting about.

The fact that she was nominated for and won the Nobel Peace Prize tells us that her ideas resonate around the world. Malala has become a symbol of the fight against terrorism and against the Taliban.

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