I Am Malala. This is my story.
Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took
control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women
weren''t allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn''t go
Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by
terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So
she fought for her right to be educated. And on October 9, 2012,
she nearly lost her life for the cause: She was shot point-blank
while riding the bus on her way home from school.
No one expected her to survive.
Now Malala is an international symbol of peaceful protest and
the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize nominee. In this Young Readers
Edition of her bestselling memoir, which includes exclusive photos
and material, we hear firsthand the remarkable story of a girl who
knew from a young age that she wanted to change the world -- and
Malala''s powerful story will open your eyes to another world
and will make you believe in hope, truth, miracles and the
possibility that one person -- one young person -- can inspire
change in her community and beyond.