Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban

as she returned home from school, is writing a book about the traumatic

event and her long-running campaign to promote children's education.

(AP)

FILE - In this undated file photo provided by Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England, Malala Yousufzai, the 15-year-old girl who was shot at close range in the head by a Taliban gunman in Pakistan, reads a book as she continues her recovery at the hospital. Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot in the head by the Taliban, is writing a memoir. Publisher Weidenfeld and Nicolson said Thursday March 28, 2013 it will release "I am Malala" in Britain this fall. Little, Brown will publish it in the United States.A Taliban gunman shot Malala on Oct. 9, while she was on her way home from school in northwestern Pakistan. (AP Photo/Queen Elizabeth Hospital, File)

Image made available by her press office of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban, as she attends her first day of school on Tuesday March 19, 2013 just weeks after being released from hospital. The 15-year-old participated in lessons at the Edgbaston High School for Girls in Birmingham, central England. She survived an assassination attempt by the fundamentalist political group in October last year and underwent hours of surgery in the UK to try and repair the damage caused by a bullet which grazed her brain. (AP Photo/ Malala Press Office)

Image made available by her press office of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban, as she attends her first day of school on Tuesday March 19, 2013 just weeks after being released from hospital. The 15-year-old participated in lessons at the Edgbaston High School for Girls in Birmingham, central England. She survived an assassination attempt by the fundamentalist political group in October last year and underwent hours of surgery in the UK to try and repair the damage caused by a bullet which grazed her brain. (AP Photo/ Malala Press Office)

Image made available by her press office of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban, with her father Ziauddin, as she attends her first day of school on Tuesday March 19, 2013 just weeks after being released from hospital. The 15-year-old participated in lessons at the Edgbaston High School for Girls in Birmingham. She survived an assassination attempt by the fundamentalist political group in October last year and underwent hours of surgery in the UK to try and repair the damage caused by a bullet which grazed her brain. (AP Photo/ Malala Press Office)

Image made available by her press office of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban, with her father Ziauddin, as she attends her first day of school on Tuesday March 19, 2013 just weeks after being released from hospital. The 15-year-old participated in lessons at the Edgbaston High School for Girls in Birmingham. She survived an assassination attempt by the fundamentalist political group in October last year and underwent hours of surgery in the UK to try and repair the damage caused by a bullet which grazed her brain. (AP Photo/ Malala Press Office)

In this Jan. 22 2013 photo released Monday Feb. 4 2013, fifteen-year-old Malala Yousefzai relaxes. The Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban on Oct. 9 2012 has made her first video statement since she was nearly killed, released Monday, saying she is recovering. Speaking clearly but with a slight stiffness in her upper lip, Malala said that she was “getting better, day by day.” (AP Photo/Courtesy of Malala Yousefzai)

In this Jan. 22 2013 photo released Monday Feb. 4 2013, fifteen-year-old Malala Yousefzai relaxes. The Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban on Oct. 9 2012 has made her first video statement since she was nearly killed, released Monday, saying she is recovering. Speaking clearly but with a slight stiffness in her upper lip, Malala said that she was “getting better, day by day.” (AP Photo/Courtesy of Malala Yousefzai)

This photo made available by Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, England shows Malala Yousufzai saying goodbye as she is discharged from the hospital to continue her rehabilitation at her family’s temporary home in the area, Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. the teenage Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban for promoting girls' education has been released from the hospital after impressing doctors with her strength. Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham officials said Friday 15-year-old Malala Yousufzai will be treated as an outpatient before being readmitted for further cranial re-constructive surgery at the end of the month or in early February. (AP Photo/Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham)

Yousufzai

In this undated image released by the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, on Friday Oct. 19, 2012, showing 15-year old Pakistani shooting victim Malala Yousufzai, who is recovering in Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England, after being attacked and shot in the head by Taliban gunmen in Pakistan for advocating education for girls. Malala was shot and critically wounded on Oct. 9 as she headed home from school in the northwest Swat Valley, Pakistan, and was evacuated to Birmingham for ongoing treatment, where she is reported to be improving. (AP Photo / University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust)

Malala Yousufzai, 14, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by Taliban gunmen, is transferred from the plane aboard a stretcher as she arrives at Birmingham Airport, England, Monday October 15, 2012. Malala Yousufzai, will receive medical care by doctors and nurses who are specialists in helping British soldiers wounded in Afghanistan and Iraq, after she was shot on a bus in front of her friends for promoting girls' education and criticizing militants. (AP Photo/David Jones, PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES

Malala Yousufzai, 14, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by Taliban gunmen, is transferred from the plane aboard a stretcher as she arrives at Birmingham Airport, England, Monday October 15, 2012. Malala Yousufzai, will receive medical care by doctors and nurses who are specialists in helping British soldiers wounded in Afghanistan and Iraq, after she was shot on a bus in front of her friends for promoting girls' education and criticizing militants. (AP Photo/David Jones, PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES

Supporters of Pakistani political party Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), attend a rally to condemn the attack on 14-year-old schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai, who was shot last Tuesday by the Taliban for speaking out in support of education for women, in Karachi, Pakistan, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. Tens of thousands rallied in Pakistan's largest city Sunday in support of a 14-year-old girl who was shot and critically wounded by the Taliban for promoting girls' education and criticizing the militant group. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

A Pakistani boy holds up a picture of 14-year-old schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai, who was shot last Tuesday by the Taliban for speaking out in support of education for women, while he and other schoolchildren attend a protest condemning the attack, in Karachi, Pakistan, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

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Pakistanis chant slogans during a demonstration to condemn the attack on 14-year-old schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai, who was shot on Tuesday by the Taliban for speaking out in support of education for women, in Karachi, Pakistan, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Supporters of Pakistani political party Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), chant prayers in support of 14-year-old schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai, who was shot on Tuesday by the Taliban for speaking out in support of education for women, at the (MQM)' headquarter in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. Pakistani doctors successfully removed a bullet Wednesday from the neck of a 14-year-old girl who was shot by the Taliban for speaking out in support of education for women, a government minister said. Writing on the poster under Malala's picture read, " Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Pakistan."(AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Supporters of Pakistani political party Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), chant prayers in support of 14-year-old schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai, who was shot on Tuesday by the Taliban for speaking out in support of education for women, at the (MQM)' headquarter in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. Pakistani doctors successfully removed a bullet Wednesday from the neck of a 14-year-old girl who was shot by the Taliban for speaking out in support of education for women, a government minister said. Writing on the poster under Malala's picture read, " Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Pakistan."(AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

In this photo released by Inter Services Public Relations department, Pakistani soldiers carry wounded Pakistani girl, Malala Yousufzai, from a military helicopter to a military hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan. A Taliban gunman walked up to a bus taking children home from school in Pakistan’s volatile Swat Valley Tuesday and shot and wounded the 14-year-old activist known for championing the education of girls and publicizing atrocities committed by the Taliban, officials said. (AP Photo/Inter Services Public Relations Department)

A wounded Pakistani girl, Malala Yousufzai, is moved to a helicopter to be taken to Peshawar for treatment in Mingora, Swat Valley, Pakistan on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. A Taliban gunman walked up to a bus taking children home from school in Pakistan’s volatile Swat Valley Tuesday and shot and wounded a 14-year-old activist known for championing the education of girls and publicizing atrocities committed by the Taliban, officials said. (AP Photo/Sherin Zada)

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