I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

October 8, 2013|
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
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As seen on Netflix with David Letterman

"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.

Heather's Review

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 ...

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Title:I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the TalibanFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 8, 2013Publisher:Little, Brown and CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316322415

ISBN - 13:9780316322416

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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