Azar Nafisi is born in Tehran, Iran.
Roya Hakakisn is born
Azar moved to Oklahoma with her now ex-husband. After her and her ex-husband divorced, she met another man who is now her husband.
Azar and her husband moved back to Iran and Azar started to teach literature at Tehran University.
Ayatollah Khomeine returns to Iran and assumes power. The Family Protection Law is reversed, lifting the restriction on polygamy and givingmen full right sin divorce and custody. The marriage age for girls is lowered to nine
Women are banned from serving as judges. Beaches and sports events are sepregated by sex.
Iraqi forces invades Iran and a war, lasting for nearly a decade, begins.
Khomeini requires all women to wear Islamic uniform in all government offices. Universities are shut down to undergo "cultural revolution".
Azar is expelled from teaching because she refused to wear the mandatroy Islamic veil.
The Islamic penal code is implemented. Under this law, women who do not abide by the Islamic dress code must receive seventy-four lashes, and those who commit adultery must be stoned to death.
Roya Hakakian leaves Iran for America
Azar and her family left Iran and returned to the States. When she arrived, she started to write her book Reading Lolita in Tehran.
Malala Yousafzai is born in Mingora
Deborah Rodriguez leaves for Afganistan to teach beauty school to some of the girls there
Deborah struggled with many things including a language barrier, overstepping cultural customs, and living in the midst of a war.
Kabul Beauty School welcomes its first class
Girl's schools are targeted by the Taliban. Malala, an eleven year old, gave a speech entitled “How Dare the Taliban Take Away My Basic Right to an Education.” Her talk was very well-received.
Malala wins Pakistan’s National Youth Peace Prize which has been renamed in her honor.
Malala was shot by a masked gunman in the head.