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

Hardcover | October 8, 2013

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 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.

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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 brav...

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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, Octo...

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.In October 2012, Malala was targeted by the Taliban and shot in the head as ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.75 × 6.5 × 1.25 inPublished:October 8, 2013Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316322407

ISBN - 13:9780316322409

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"How did Yousafzai have the courage, at 15, to stand up to the Taliban in her native Pakistan? Her memoir, written less than a year after she nearly died for her efforts, will open your eyes."-People