Malala's Story Worth $3M: Report
15-year-old's memoir to come out this fall
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 28, 2013 6:21 AM CDT
Updated Mar 28, 2013 7:39 AM CDT
Image made available by her press office of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban, as she attends her first day of school on Tuesday March 19, 2013.   (AP Photo/ Malala Press Office)

(Newser) Malala Yousufzai has done a lot of living in her 15 years, and a publisher agrees. Weidenfeld & Nicolson yesterday announced that it would release the teen's memoir in the UK this fall (Little, Brown will do the same in the US, notes the AP). The Pakistani girl will reportedly receive about $3 million for I Am Malala, reports the Guardian. Says Malala, "I want to tell my story, but it will also be the story of 61 million children who can't get education. I want it to be part of the campaign to give every boy and girl the right to go to school. It is their basic right." NBC News has an excerpt.

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Mar 28, 2013 9:39 PM CDT
Aaaah and what a great story she has. I hope the 3million is spent wisely and puts her and her family in a much better situation.
Mar 28, 2013 11:16 AM CDT
What about all the Pakistani civilians killed by US drones? Will they also receive $3 million each? Let us face facts. The West likes to feel superior, and who doesn't? So when the Taliban shoot someone, it makes front page. When a US drone kills someone, it is no big deal.
Mar 28, 2013 8:33 AM CDT
I wonder what Mullah Omar said about the shooting. Pakistan's faction of the Taliban tend to do what ever they want without Mullah Omar's consent or direction. According to Abdul Zaeef they did not have enough money to build schools for the girls when they were in power and they would not allow co-mingling in schools. They have nothing against girls being educated since the prophet was married to an educated woman. At least that's the story we get today from the Afghanistan faction.