Portlandia Reads 2016 - I Am Malala
Malala Yousafzai, the youngest person ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize, refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education when the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan. She almost paid the ultimate price. When she was just fifteen she was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school.
Her book, "I Am Malala," is our selection for Portlandia Reads 2016. It is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls' education, of a father who himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.
Register now for our August 4 luncheon and book discussion of "I Am Malala." The luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Chart House.
You can learn more about Malala on this YouTube video.
Bookings are closed for this event.