Malala Yousafzai has become known around the world for her rigorous activism for children's rights and education. This young woman who survived an assassination attempt in 2012 continues to be an inspiring force. My Malala is the heart of our world - her goodness extending to the furthest corners of despair and providing much needed brightness. Books make up an essential part of her environment, reading and learning being a way to break away from whatever cages surround her. She receives her song from the birds and her strength from the tiger.