Perhaps its appropriate that during Bully Prevention Month, Malala Yousafzai, who fights against the acts of some of the world’s most frightening bullies, has, at age 17, become the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. She shares this honor with Kailash Satyarthi of India, who received the prize for his work to end child labor and free children from trafficking. This video clip from PBS NewsHour captures the spirit, intelligence and vision of Malala. You’ll find powerful teaching resources on Malala at PBS LearningMedia, including Malala Yousafzai on Education, where she answers questions put to her by U. S. students.
Today you can also find a troubling, but inspiring 32-minute documentary on Malala by Adam B. Ellick, who profiled this Pakistani girl whose school was shut down by the Taliban on the New York Times online front page . The documentary is also housed at You Tube.