Malala Yousafzai wrote this and she is qualified to write this because she lived under the Taliban. She has first hand experience of being a girl under the Taliban, and of not being allowed to receive an education. She published the book in 2013, and it reflects the viewpoint of a girl who had first hand experience. the Taliban no longer occupy Pakistan, but there are still girls who cannot get an education there, and there is still religious discrimination that should change. Malala is a strong believer in gender equality and human rights. Throughout the book, she talks about how even before she got shot she went on talk shows to advocate for peace and education. Malala also believes that true power comes from one's voice, especially when no one else is speaking, and she believes that one of the reasons no one stopped the Taliban is because people lived in fear. It was dangerous to speak out. Malala only provides mostly her own perspective, but she also gets quotes from people with different perspectives, and then provides her perspective on that. She also tells stories about other people and annotates and documents her sources.