Meet Ella Stead, who in May 2016 read ‘I Am Malala’ - the bestselling memoir of youngest ever Nobel Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai, the schoolgirl who stood up to the Taliban.
Ella was so inspired by Malala’s story that she wrote to her, telling her of her own hopes and wishes for the future of girls’ education. Ella has given us permission to reproduce her letter on our website, which you can read by clicking on the image opposite.
Imagine her surprise to receive in the post the very next week, a limited edition copy of the book from Malala herself, with a personally inscribed message!
Ella said, “I found Malala’s story very inspiring and moving, and so decided to write to her. One of the things I told her about was my idea to write a novel in the future about the importance of education for girls worldwide, and dedicate it to her. I don’t know whether I will write this soon, or in 10 years’ time—but I will write it one day!”