Malala Yousafzai and Emma Watson. Two very inspiring women - who says that those who inspire you have to be older than you? I think it's more impressive to be so inspiring at such a young age. Think of the good these women can do with their lifetimes.
Malala Yousufzai, the Pakistani girl who rose to international fame after the Taliban nearly killed her for her efforts to promote girls’ education, has been formally nominated for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize.
'Let us pick up our books and our pens, they are the most powerful weapons'
Malala Yousafzai addresses the UN. This would make an excellent close reading assignment. It's from someone their own age, but it will do a lot to broaden the students' understandings. A new perspective.