Middlesex All-School Read 2014
I am Malala
Each summer Middlesex School students and faculty, both new and returning, participate together in the All-School Read (ASR). It is an opportunity to think about topics of personal and political significance. Successful texts engage our imagination, our conscience, and our intellect. They invite us to look critically and creatively at ourselves, as also at our communities and our world.
This summer we are reading the personal memoir of Malala Yousafzai, a young Pakistani girl who became an advocate for girls’ education in the Taliban-controlled Swat Valley. It is an inspiring account from an age-peer of our own students that invites us to consider the real value of an education. It is a timely introduction to political and religious dynamics in parts of the developing world. It is an account of personal fortitude that encourages us to evaluate our own passions and convictions, that encourages bold action, that challenges us to make a difference in the world.
For questions to guide your reading, please check out the Reading Guide.
Questions and comments about the All-School Read, should be directed to Cabell King, Director of Spiritual and Ethical Education.