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

Paperback | November 26, 2013 | Large Print

byMalala YousafzaiAs told byChristina Lamb

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A MEMOIR BY THE YOUNGEST RECIPIENT OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

"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 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 became a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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

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A MEMOIR BY THE YOUNGEST RECIPIENT OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE"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, Octob...

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 her community.

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Format:Paperback | Large PrintDimensions:464 pages, 9.25 × 6 × 1.25 inPublished:November 26, 2013Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:031628663X

ISBN - 13:9780316286633

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! Well written and captivating.
Date published: 2016-06-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great quick read This was an enjoyable read and gave an interesting perspective on the people of the Pashtun valley. A story of struggle and perseverance of a young girl.
Date published: 2016-04-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very interesting story. While not exactly a "literary" masterpiece I was captured by Malala's courage and incredible resilience. She provides the reader with much insight into the Islamic faith, local politics and the richness of her culture. Well done for such a young soul.
Date published: 2015-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't be afraid, pick it up and read it. To be frank, I was a little leery about reading this book. I anticipated being disappointed by a book written (albeit with help) by a teenager. While I expected the book to be quite inspirational (which it is), I was surprised by just how informative it is regarding the life of the Pashtun people in the Swat Valley. Sometimes, we sit in our living rooms watching the news and we think to ourselves "those people must be out of their minds to accept a form a leadership that flies in the face of democracy or to invite a form of law that significantly restricts peoples rights". But Malala, in explaining the realities of the history and culture of her people, gives us some straightforward answers to why things are the way they are in Pakistan. And through it all she never gives up her religion or beliefs in the education of all children. An amazing story of an amazing person.
Date published: 2015-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Her Journey & Struggles have brought me to tears ... Malala; what an inspirational young woman. Her journey & struggles have brought me to tears. Such a strong, confident and courageous girl. She fights for the right to an education, which so many take for granted. Subject to a heinous attack by the Taliban, she miraculously survives, and is able to tell her story while the world listens. I admire Malala's passion and determination as she continues her fight for the basic right of an education for all children across the globe. I am so very fortunate to have been born into a country of social equality, freedom of thought and most important: where education is the birthright of every child. 
Date published: 2014-03-07

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