Malala Yousafzai was the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. In her native country of Pakistan, when the Taliban took over, girls were not allowed to be educated. Malala’s father, the principal of a girl’s school would not give up his job of making sure that girls were educated, no matter who was in charge of his country. When Malala was shot by the Taliban and almost died, she made it her life’s work, at only sixteen years old, to speak to world leaders about the basic rights of girls’ education around the world. The world continues to listen…This guided reading packet will help students understand the problem Malala and her friends when they so desired an education, but were denied by the Taliban. Although Malala almost died at the hands of the Taliban, she continues to live the dream of helping to make a girls’ education mandatory around the world where it has been denied. This is a perfect book to use to show how the Growth Mindset makes heroes to those who continue to live their dreams, even during dire circumstances.