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Thursday, September 5, 2013
"A city without books in a city without a library is like a graveyard..." Malala Yousafzai
Malala Opens the Library of Birmingham, UK
Malala Yousafzai, the teen who was shot in the head by the Taliban in Pakistan and has become a beacon for women’s rights, officially opened a library in Birmingham, England on Sunday. After being shot, she was treated at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, and she considers the city her second home. This is no ordinary library: its colossal collection has 1 million books, more than 200 public-access computers, theaters, an exhibition gallery, and music rooms. Malala says books and education are key to fighting terrorism and promoting peace. Read it here and watch the video from the BBC.