I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education And Was Shot By The Taliban

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I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education And Was Shot By The Taliban

by Malala Yousafzai
with Christina Lamb

Little, Brown And Company | October 8, 2013 | Hardcover

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When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive.

Instead, Malala''s miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize.

I AM MALALA is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls'' education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.

I AM MALALA will make you believe in the power of one person''s voice to inspire change in the world.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 352 pages, 3.84 × 2.56 × 0.49 in

Published: October 8, 2013

Publisher: Little, Brown And Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316322407

ISBN - 13: 9780316322409

On October 9 2012 a beautiful young Pakistani girl, who loved nothing more than to go to school and learn, was shot in the face at close range by a Taliban assassin. The world was shocked at this monstrous attempt to silence an outspoken advocate for girls’ rights. Her name is Malala Yousafzai. I am Malala is an extraordinary story of bravery, passion, and determination – told in Malala’s own words. It’s an authentic portrait of a young woman who, with equal measures of boldness, reserve, and humility fully intends to change the world. It is also the story of her people and her country. And it filled me with both admiration and outrage. I Am Malala is more than a book. It’s a defiant declaration by a heroic young woman who will never stop fighting.

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I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education And Was Shot By The Taliban

by Malala Yousafzai
with Christina Lamb

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 352 pages, 3.84 × 2.56 × 0.49 in

Published: October 8, 2013

Publisher: Little, Brown And Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316322407

ISBN - 13: 9780316322409

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When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive.

Instead, Malala''s miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize.

I AM MALALA is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls'' education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.

I AM MALALA will make you believe in the power of one person''s voice to inspire change in the world.

About the Author

Malala Yousafzai came to public attention at the age of eleven by writing for BBC Urdu about life under the Taliban. Using the pen name Gul Makai, she often spoke about her family''s fight for girls'' education in her community.

In October 2012, Malala was targeted by the Taliban and shot in the head as she was returning from school on a bus. She miraculously survived and continues her campaign for education.

In recognition of her courage and advocacy, Malala was the winner of Pakistan''s National Youth Peace Prize in 2011 and was nominated for the International Children''s Peace Prize in the same year. She is the youngest person ever nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. She was one of four runners-up for Time magazine''s Person of the Year and has received numerous other awards.

Malala continues to champion universal access to education through the Malala Fund, a nonprofit organization investing in community-led programs and supporting education advocates around the world.





Christina Lamb is one of the world''s leading foreign correspondents. She has reported on Pakistan and Afghanistan since 1987. Educated at Oxford and Harvard, she is the author of five books and has won a number of awards, including Britain''s Foreign Correspondent of the Year five times, as well as the Prix Bayeux-Calvados, Europe''s most prestigious award for war correspondents. She currently works for the Sunday Times and lives in London and Portugal with her husband and son.

Editorial Reviews

"Compelling. It''s a brave girl''s tale in an unsafe country, and it reveals her fierce determination to make the world a better place."-Michael Taube, Washington Times
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