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Malala Yousafzai: eventual Nobel laureate

By Morgan Krueger
Staff Writer 

Few people are brave enough to stand up to the Taliban, and not many of those who do are eleven years old. That is how old Malala Yousafzai was when she started on the path to becoming the world advocate for education that she is today.

It all started in 2008, when BBC started looking for a new way to cover the growing influence of the Taliban in Swat Valley, Pakistan. They hit upon the idea of having a schoolgirl write about how the Taliban’s ban on girls’ attending school affected their daily lives. Yousafzai agreed to write, protected under the pseudonym Gul Makai.

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