Soon after, she and her parents move into a vacant building, which her parents turned into a school. They live in the Swat Valley of Pakistan
The attacks of 9/11 leave her family worried about how it will affect their lives
Malala steals from her neighbor
After she is caught steeling from her neighbor, she learns a valuable life lesson, and vowed to never treat a friend badly again.
Malala visits the "Rubbish Mountain"
She sees all of the poor children scavenging around the trash pile and begs her father to let them go to his school for free. She realizes that she wants and needs to help these poor people.
Mufti try to close Malala's school
Mufti, who are like Muslim police, come to Ziauddin's school and ask him to close the school down, however the school remains open and Malala continues attending.
A massive earthquake occurs in October
In October of 2005, an earthquake occurred that was so massive, 73,000 people were killed, and 128,000 others were injured. Many of the building in Malala's village were completely destroyed, and many people she knew had died.
Taliban troops enter Swat Valley
Almost overnight, Taliban troops start appearing all of the Swat Valley. Their leader was Maulana Fazlullah, who had started a radio show that introduced the ideas of the Taliban to everyone listening to the radio station. Fazlullah believes that girls do not have the right to education, and that girls should be taken out of school.
The Taliban becomes violent
The Taliban become really violent. They start publicly whipping people, leaving dead bodies in the middle of the town, killing people that come to their doors, and slitting other's throats.
Malala writes as Gul Makai
Ziauddin was asked by BBC to have someone write journal entries to describe their daily life in Pakistan with the Taliban. When No one wants to do this, Malala offers. She writes journal entries under the name of Gul Makai that are sent to BBC and are read on their radio show. This gives other parts of the world a view on her life.
Malala's family leaves Swat Valley
Ziauddin decided that the Swat Valley is not safe for his family anymore, so he decided that they were going to leave the valley. They escaped to Malala's mother's hometown village, Karshat. They lived with her uncle and his family. Malala continued school there, but in a class with only three other girls. She wanted to return to Swat but did not mind Karshat all too much.
Malala's family returns to Swat Valley
Three months after they left for Karshat, Malala's family returned. She described Swat as "the valley of sorrows" because half of the town had left, many buildings and homes had been looted and destroyed, and so many people had died. However, they were relieved to find out that their house had not been looted, and was in good conditions.
Floods come and wipe out much of the valley
While in school, Malala is sent home due to heavy rains. These rains turn monsoons which eventually lead to floods. The floods turned muddy and were heading toward Swat Valley. The floods left everything covered in mud and dirt, and killed 2,000 people. It took days to drain all of the water, and cost a lot of money to repair buildings. Ziauddin spent 90,000 rupees to repair the classrooms of his school.
In a campaign for women's rights, Malala won half a million rupees, or $4,500. This is a very big deal for her family, and everyone, including her family, schoolmates, and friends are all very proud of her accomplishment.
Kushal School's Letter
Malala's father received an anonymous letter telling him to shut down the Kushal School because it went against their religion, and was teaching girls. But the school had done nothing wrong, so Ziauddin allowed Malala to keep on attending.
Malala was shot
On October 9, 2012, Malala was on a school bus with many of her friends. Two men stepped into the road and put the van to a stop. They asked, "Who is Malala?" The next thing she knew, Malala was shot in the head three times.
Rushing to the hospital
Everyone started frantically trying to rush Malala to the hospital. She was responsive, but in a coma. Her head was wrapped in bandages, and she was rushed in an ambulance to the nearest hospital. She was given a CT scan that showed that parts of her bone had damaged the membrane in her brain, however she was still alive. Ziauddin was convinced that she was going to die. Her parents decided to transfer her to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England.
At the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Malala finished recovering. However, she recovered very slowly. She was told she would have a speech problem, and small motor function issues. She woke up from her coma a week after she was shot. She had no idea where she was at first. Her parents flew to the UK to be with her during her slow recovery.
Malala made a full recovery in Birmingham. She wrote I Am Malala in 2013, about a year after the shooting. She has been recognized by the UN, who gave her her own "Malala Day". She also won a Nobel Peace Prize for her work as a women's rights activist.