Malala Yousafzai, at 16 years old, commanded the stage at Harvard’s Sanders Theatre on Friday despite being younger than nearly all of the 900 people sitting rapt before her.
“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world,” Yousafzai said. “Let us stand up for our rights, and let us fight.”
Nearly a year after the Taliban tried to assassinate Yousafzai in Pakistan, where she had become an international symbol for women’s education, she touched her heart as the Harvard Foundation presented her with its annual humanitarian award. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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