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Malala Yousafzai Secures
Lucrative Book Deal

India Real Time, by Annabel Symington

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Posted By:toledo, 4/3/2013 8:36:22 AM

Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year old Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot in the head by the Taliban for promoting girls education, signed a book deal reported to be worth $3 million. “I Am Malala” will be published in the fall. The book will chronicle the life of the young education activist who became a poster child for education rights after the Taliban tried to kill her on her way home from school in October 2012. “I want to tell my story, but it will also be the story of 61 million children who can’t get education.

      


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