When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. In 2012 when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. Malala’s miraculous recovery has seen her become an inspiration around the world, a champion of girls’ education and a symbol of peaceful protest. At sixteen she became the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize.