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

Kobo ebook | October 8, 2013

byMalala Yousafzai, Christina Lamb

not yet rated|write a review
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.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$9.99

Available for download
Not available in stores

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...

see all heather's picks

From the Publisher

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...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:October 8, 2013Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316322415

ISBN - 13:9780316322416

Look for similar items by category:

Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from A privilege to read An inspiring, intelligent and brave young girl who is creating a better world for all of us who live in it. As she educates herself, she educates others and nothing can stop her, not even a bullet. I have been complaining about a physics course I am taking, the final course I need to complete my college program. Thank you Malala for reminding me that education is a privilege, and I am lucky to have this privilege.
Date published: 2015-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Book, Amazing Girl This beautiful young girl is amazing. If more people were like her this world would be so different. May God continue to bless her so she can bless others with her words.
Date published: 2015-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Malala, a hero I borrowed this at the library and bought it shortly after because it was that good. This book is beautifully written and shows Pakistan's history, the rise of the Taliban and how it impacted Malala's life as well as the lives of everyone around her. We learn about her as a normal young girl, not very different from us, who decided she could not stay silent when her education was refused. You simply have to read this book.
Date published: 2015-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Malala I am really satisfied with this book. I have learned so much about Pakistan and how people can in an instant lose some of their rights. Also how these people live with fear and still live their daily routine. Impressive strenghth !
Date published: 2015-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stand up I think what Malala did was Brave, it's miracle that she survived..... She put this book in good wording...
Date published: 2015-02-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I am Malala This book was recommended to me by my 13 year old grand daughter. It gave me an in site to what is happening to young girls in this part of the world. A very good book. Wonderful young women.
Date published: 2015-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Such an amazing and inspratinal story it made me laugh cry and gasp with horror. I hope evreyone liked this book as much as me .
Date published: 2015-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspirational I knew before picking up this title that I would be inspired by Malala's story - one doesn't win a Nobel prize for nothing. But I didn't realize how entirely extraordinary her life was even before she was shot and catapulted into the international spotlight. Malala was blessed to have a forward-thinking father who prized his daughter (in a culture that prizes sons) and who ran a school and instilled the value of education. The story was entirely enthralling. I got a great history lesson into the Pakistani culture, the turmoil in the country, and the various sects vying for power. Her voice is powerful and she is still a teenager. This is a woman destined for greatness, and one suspects this is only the very beginning of her journey. I look forward to reading/hearing more about Malala in future.
Date published: 2014-12-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from AWESOMELY INSPIRING !! :) This is one of the best books that i have EVER read :D Loved it :)
Date published: 2014-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I Am Malala "If one man, Fazlullah, can destroy everything, why can't one girl change it?" ?Malala Yousafzai In her adolescent, compassionate voice, Malala tells a story of ripe, harsh brutality. Her book answers the question, "Who is Malala?"?the challenge shouted on October 9, 2012 by the gun man who shot her in a targeted attack on her school bus. Who is Malala? Malala is a teenager like any other and a teenager worlds apart. Like a typical teen, she leaves her clothes all over the floor; unlike most teenagers, she daydreams about terrorists shooting her at the door of her house. Like a typical teen, she reads Twilight books; unlike most teenagers, she speaks in front of the UN and receives the Nobel Peace Prize. She is a Pashtun girl born into a culture that prompted her to wonder "how free a daughter could ever be." Parents grant privileges to sons over daughters. Segregation, child marriage, honour killings still happen. Malala is lucky though, because she is the daughter of a father who celebrated, instead of mourned, the birth of a daughter, and a father who believes strongly in education for all. Malala is a girl watched Taliban influence over others grow and distort. The Taliban quash music and dancing. They destroy ancient Buddhist temples and statues. They limit the public appearances of women and insist on the burqa. Murders, beheadings, and public floggings become common occurrences. Malala's tale shadows that of 1994 Rwanda: a similar frenzy of hatred fanned by radio propaganda, and slaughter fueled by radical group madness. "Wearing a burqa is like walking inside big, fabric shuttlecock with only a grille to see through and on hot days it's like an oven." Malala is a girl who sets aside fear and summons courage to continue to fight for education for all. She writes: "I think that if someone kills your brother, you shouldn't kill them or their brother, you should teach them instead." This book is all the more powerful because it is a young, hopeful voice that outlines the horrific, soul-crushing events. Her story informs, enlightens and challenges readers. ______________________________ "To all the girls who have faced injustice and been silenced. Together we will be heard." ?Epigraph from I Am Malala
Date published: 2014-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Book whore This is an inspirational book by an insanely gifted girl. This book gives the inside to the live of not 'the girlwho got shot by the taliban' but about Malala a smart girl who just wants all children to be allowed to go to school.
Date published: 2014-05-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Book whore This is an inspirational book by an insanely gifted girl. This book gives the inside to the live of not 'the girlwho got shot by the taliban' but about Malala a smart girl who just wants all children to be allowed to go to school.
Date published: 2014-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am Malala A great book. Would highly recommend reading. It was very eye opening on how girls from different countries are still fighting to receive proper eduction. Malala is a real hero who stood up for what she believed in most.
Date published: 2014-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Am Malala Everyone must read this book as it is an inspiration to children of the world who need to go to school but can't and malala is one that will continue on her journey to make it happen. Love the book. John Coward
Date published: 2014-04-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I Am Malala Love this book.
Date published: 2014-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING I completely ADORE this book!!!!!!!!!! ONE OF MY FAVORITE BOOKS!!!☺☺☺☺☺☺
Date published: 2014-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am Malala I am Malala is a good book because it tells girls they should have the courage in different countries to go to school or learn. The story tells that Malala wanted to school but got shoot just because she wanted to go to school and learn. I think that family's or other people will help fight why girls in some countries cant go to school. I think other people will like this book because it tells how just a girl got shot because of that reason. Other people will wonder why they shot her for that reason and think that is bad. They will think that those countries that don't let girls learn or go to school will try to help. They could improve on giving more detail when she got shot or less using Urdu. That is my review and I think you should read the book.
Date published: 2014-04-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from AMAZING I really liked this book, from the way it was written, to the history that was provided and the overall story of a young girl literally fighting for something that we take for granted. Some may not appreciate the in-depth history surrounding the Taliban however I felt it allowed me to fully understand what was happening around her and the struggles she and her family faced on a daily basis. I think it was important to share those intimate stories (although at times I didn't understand who was who at certain points). Malala's father inspired me the most because I believe he was the true hero in this storyline, because if it wasn't for him, change in Pakistan would not have happened. His courage, strength, un-wavering support and love allowed his daughter to feel safe in a very "unsafe" world to speak out on what was each person's right - education.
Date published: 2014-03-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Informative look into Swat culture This was difficult to read at times with flurries of ideas and sometimes too much information, extraneous information, packed into the story. However, a very thorough view into Pashtu culture in the Swat valley of Pakistan. It certainly makes me want to be active, not just very supportive, of education for all, particularly girls and women, knowing that this would improve the standard of living, and further, would possibly reduce the pursuit of violence in societies in which there was a higher level of literacy. The developed world would likely benefit more from educating the Developing World rather than or at least, as well as, supplying military might or even food.
Date published: 2014-02-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Informative look into Swat culture This book was a huge eye opener to the struggles of life for women in a world stuck in time. My world was oblivious to the real sacrifices these women are forced to take, just to stay alive and it made me appreciate my own exsistance. It was a saddly compelling story driven by an undeniably brave girl, old beyond her years.
Date published: 2014-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Informative look into Swat culture This is a very educational book abut Pakistan. I loved it!
Date published: 2014-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Informative look into Swat culture A fantastic well written book that engages the reader.
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Informative look into Swat culture Being a fellow Muslim, I was indeed intrigued and awed by the courage of this young girl who is brave enough to state out what is wrong with her country and strive for education to be available for all. Coming from a country where education is a main priority and females over populated the men in schools,colleges and universities, I was indeed aghast to discovered that in certain parts of the world, women are being treated as second class citizens. It brought a tear to my eyes, how Malala and her friends struggled to continue their education despite the horrors of war, earthquake and ongoing power struggle between the military and the Islamic militants in Pakistan. Certainly Malala owed much of her courage from her own father who is an education activist and is the owner of a private school. Their family background and details about the Swat Valley is described vividly in the book and readers get to know more about the places that she have lived and been to. This book should be given out to every teens so that they would realised how important an education is and not to think of schooling so lightly. I felt so grateful to be able to live in a country where although the majority are Muslims, the women are not banned from attending schools and told to stay at homes to serve the men. Thank you, Malala for bringing attention to your plight. Isn't it ironic that instead of silencing Malala with the gunshot, the Taliban instead have given her an even bigger voice that have been heard the world over.
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I am Malala I like this book - recommend to review the glossary of names and places in the back before reading just to familiarize
Date published: 2014-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Am Malala I purchased this book for my grand child, however I read the book first.  It was a real shocker for her, since she is very fortunate in living a high lifestyle.  She has not stopped talking about it.
Date published: 2014-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A very moving story of a determined girls fight for what she believes in. A very well written story of one young girls fight for the rights to education in a country where girls had no rights. It shows the cowardliness of the Taliban, who would shoot to kill a young girl for expressing her opinion on the rights to education. It also shows the power of the spoken word when spoken by someone determined to be heard.
Date published: 2014-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brought my Dad to tears I gave this book to my Dad, a retired school teacher, for Christmas. He had recently read reviews on Malala, and was thrilled to receive the book, becoming quite emotional upon unwrapping his own copy.
Date published: 2013-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Am Malala Well written and interesting. Fast paced read. Anyone who enjoyed this book should read A Fort of Nine Towers which I also enjoyed very much.
Date published: 2013-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heather's Pick 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 bravery, passion, and determination – told in Malala’s own words. It’s an authentic portrait of a young woman who, with equal measures of boldness, reserve, and humility fully intends to change the world. It is also the story of her people and her country. And it filled me with both admiration and outrage. I Am Malala is more than a book. It’s a defiant declaration by a heroic young woman who will never stop fighting.
Date published: 2013-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Malala Amazing story of a young girl, determined to stand up to ignorance even after having been shot cowardly by a Taliban. Her resilience and fighting spirit are admirable.
Date published: 2013-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Am Malala I had sent this to my grand daughters for a gift and found out that it arrived at the perfect time. They are quite enjoying it as well as their mother.
Date published: 2013-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Am Malala This is an incredible story of a young girls strong will to make life better for all Pakistan girls and women in spite of opposition from the Taliban and other elders who are so against women having any rights.
Date published: 2013-11-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A must read Very inspiring and well written
Date published: 2013-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Am Malala This book opens the eyes of the reader to the desperation of girls/women who seek better for themselves and others. Being so young demonstrates that girls, not women, but girls want more, and it is not religion that is affecting their desires, but it is politics!
Date published: 2013-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Story Description: Little, Brown And Company|October 8, 2013|Hardcover|ISBN: 978-0-316-32240-9 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 has become 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. My Review: On Tuesday, October 9, 2012 just after midday, fifteen-year-old, Malala was shot in the head at point-blank range. She was riding the school bus with her friends when the Taliban stopped the bus and a gunman reached in through the back door and shot her where she sat on the back seat. Malala was flown out of Pakistan unconscious while everyone around her said she would never return nor survive, but survive she did. She is living in Birmingham, England and can’t go home to her beautiful Swat Valley for fear she’ll be killed by the Taliban. Malala misses her friends, her room, the snow-capped mountains, the green waving fields, and the fresh blue rivers. She especially misses her best friend, Moniba who she sometimes Skypes with. Malala loved school and was a good student and referred to herself as a “bookish girl.” Since the time of the Taliban her school had no sign and the ornamented brass door in the white wall of the building across from the woodcutter’s yard gave no hint of what lay behind that door. For the girls of the school, it was like a magical entrance to their own special world. The Taliban didn’t believe in education for girls and did whatever they could to uncover any place that was teaching girls. The school Malala attended was founded by her father before she was born. It was called the “Khushal School” and was painted in red and white letters inside the school. The girls attended six mornings a week and Malala was in Grade 9 when she was shot. Malala had been given awards for campaigning for peace in their valley and the right for girls to go to school. Her bedroom was also full of trophies for coming first in her class and she was proud of her accomplishments, as she should be. However, the Taliban took a dim view of her campaigning for education. She had begun riding the school bus as her mother was afraid of her walking home alone for fear of the Taliban. The Taliban had never taken a girl before and Malala thought her own father would be a target for them as they had been receiving threats all year. Some were in the newspaper, some were notes or messages passed on by people. Malala’s father was always speaking out against the Taliban so it was a surprise when they targeted her. One of her father’s friends had been shot in the face in August on his way to prayers and everyone began telling Malala’s father to be careful because he was going to be next. I AM MALALA is rich in history and tells how Pakistan came to be, how the Taliban took over and the story of what happened to Malala after she was shot. Very well written and kept me glued to my seat. Malala is one brave and courageous young woman!
Date published: 2013-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book This book is very intreresting its amazing what she stands for and has gone through
Date published: 2013-10-14