Dimensions: 352 Pages, 6.3 × 9.45 × 1.18 in
Published: October 8, 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown And Company
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0316322407
ISBN - 13: 9780316322409
From the Publisher
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
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
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
"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