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Don't Miss the 'He Named Me Malala' Global Broadcast, Monday February 29 {+ A Book Giveaway} #HeNamedMeMalala #WithMalala

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Review Wire Media for Nat Geo. I received information to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

Here in America, it's hard to imagine a girl not being allowed a proper education simply because she is a girl, isn't it? I look at my daughter, and I'm excited to see her learn and grow as she gets older and hope that she will find an area that interests her to pursue. I hope that she is like me and loves to read books and expand her knowledge. I hope she loves school and will continue to learn throughout her life. And you know what? No one would think twice about her-as a girl- doing just that! It's acceptable for girls to have an education in America.

Unfortunately, that's not the case around the world. Some of you may remember the story of Malala Yousafzai, a girl who fought for education for girls and was targeted for her efforts. Perhaps you've even read her book, I AM Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education and Was Shot By The Taliban. Today, I'm excited to tell you that the book has now been turned into a movie. Check it out:

HE NAMED ME MALALA is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education, and the attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. She miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girls’ education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund.

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for Superman) shows us how Malala, her father Zia and her family are committed to fighting for education for all girls worldwide. The film gives us an inside glimpse into this extraordinary young girl’s life – from her close relationship with her father who inspired her love for education, to her impassioned speeches at the UN, to her everyday life with her parents and brothers.

Sounds like a pretty great movie, right? You can catch this must see film during the Global Broadcast on Monday:

He Named Me Malala
Global Broadcast of He Named Me Malala
Monday, February 29th
8 pm est/7 pm cst

You can also purchase a copy or learn more about the film at the links below:

And one very lucky reader is going to winner a copy of the book. Enter using the giveaway form below:

Winner will be contacted via e-mail after giveaway ends, and will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. One entry per household, winning entry will be verified. Odds of winning depend on valid entries received. A Modern Day Fairy Tale is not responsible for prize delivery.


  1. What an amazing woman... I cannot wait to watch and read her story!! Truly inspiring!

  2. This young woman is such an inspiration. She has almost lost her life speaking out about injustice and yet she keeps speaking out. She is a true hero.


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