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A girl with a book

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Malala’s Speech.

Fellow blogger, Frizztext, posted a photo on his blog that is very powerful.  You must look at it to see what I mean so please click on the above link wherein you’ll see the photo, and please look at this link to read a NY Times article about this young lady’s speech, delivered at the United Nations.

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(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Imagine, if you will, that a girl with a book is a far more impressive – and effective – weapon than a taliban hitman’s gun, shot at point-blank range.  My oh my, the bullies of the taliban were so afraid of Malala, that they felt they had to eliminate her from the face of the earth.

This young girl just celebrated her 16th birthday.  Unless you’ve been under a rock the past several months, you already know that Malala was, and is, on a crusade to bring education to all children in the world – especially the female half of those children – many of whom are not given that privilege.  She, like so many of us world-wide, understand the importance of a good education.  Her philosophy is defined in these well-spoken words:

One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world. 

Education is the only solution.

Happy Birthday Malala.  You are my hero.