Malala's tale of transformation
In far more uplifting news, here is the story behind Malala Yousafzai's metamorphosis from a dutiful young Pakistani girl to an icon of women's rights. Now a year after Talibani men shot her in the head, Malala is poised to receive one of the greatest honors in the world: the Nobel Peace prize. "How did Malala become recognizable by just her first name?" wondered Aimee Rawlins with CNN, before answering her own question: "Adam B Ellick gives compelling glimpse into meteoric rise."
"Fascinating story-behind-the-story of the rise of Malala, the Pakistani girl who stood up to the Taliban," NYT's Carolyn Ryan agreed.
Ellick's piece also "[s]hows how influential & zealous her father is. The man behind the girl," noticed Alex Goldmark at WNYC.
Overall, Chris Foresman with Ars Technica surmised, "Regardless of feelings about education, civil rights, or gender equality, Malala Yousafzai will challenge you."