I remember hearing in the news about Malala. I read the articles about her and followed her recovery, and later her activism. While this book is about her, her family, and her life, it is also a history lesson about Pakistan. Overall, I liked the interweaving of history with family life. This is one book I am getting my mom and sister (both are very conservative Trump voters and neither of them read much at all). For those who are anti-refugee, anti-Islam, anti-anything that is different should read this book. I think reading about someone, maybe making oneself a bit uncomfortable, learning and feeling empathy for a person born and raised in a different part of the world might make one a little less rigid and a little more open to opinions different then their own.