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Malala Yousafzai

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Mezon Almellehan

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2 women, age 33…..when you add their ages together.

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For 4 facts about these unusual women, use the DOOR.

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   4 FACTS…

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   (1)  Recently, at age 17 Malala won the Nobel Peace Prize.

   (2)  In April, a NASA astronomer named an asteroid after Malala. It is now called 316201 Malala.

   (3)  Malala inspired Mezon, a 16-year-old Syrian refugee in Jordan.

   (4)  Time selected Mezon to write a brief story about Malala since Malala had been selected as one of the 100 most influential people in the world for the Year².

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   Says Mezon¹, “Spending time with Malala Yousafzai made me stronger. I didn’t know her before meeting her at the Za’atara camp last year, but I understand she suffered, and yet she continues to fight for what she believes in–for the rights of children and for their education. She is an inspiration to me….I was so honored to be in Oslo to watch Malala be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize…[this] made me realize that yes, I can make a difference, and I have to continue to fight for what I believe in–that all girls and boys can bring change to our world.”

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   ¹Edited by Time for their special double issue (April 27/May 4, 2015).

   ² Whether this is for 2014 or 2015, Time, oddly, doesn’t say, but it does this every year.