Dimensions: 352 pages, 9.75 × 6.5 × 1.25 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
A MEMOIR BY THE YOUNGEST RECIPIENT OF THE NOBEL PEACE
"I come from a country that was created at midnight. When
I almost died it was just after midday."
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 became
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, the educational campaigner from
Swat Valley, Pakistan, came to public attention 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
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 awarded the
Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, becoming the youngest-ever recipient at
just seventeen years of age. She was also honored with the National
Youth Peace Prize in Pakistan in 2011 and the International
Children''s Peace Prize in 2013, and she was short-listed for
Time magazine''s Person of the Year.
Malala continues to champion universal access to education through
the Malala Fund, a non-
profit 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.
"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