London: Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head at point-blank range by Taliban for advocating girls' education, has become a millionaire by signing a deal for around USD 3 million to publish her memoir.
"The life story of a 15-year Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban will be published later this year, in a deal reported to be worth around 2 million pounds (USD 3 million)," the UK-based Guardian newspaper reported.
The book, titled "I am Malala", will be published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson in the UK and Commonwealth and by Little, Brown in the rest of the world, the paper said, adding that a spokeswoman for the publisher could not confirm reports about the value of the publishing deal.
"I want to tell my story, but it will also be the story of 61 million children who can't get education," Malala said.
"I want it to be part of the campaign to give every boy and girl the right to go to school. It is their basic right."
She said: "I hope this book will reach people around the world, so they realise how difficult it is for some children to get access to education."