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

Paperback | June 2, 2015

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

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:June 2, 2015Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Malala is definitely unique and strong. She proves the world what a girl can do and how norms are not important if you are determined.
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I wanted to like it I REALLY wanted to like this book. I think Malala is an incredible young woman who is truly changing the world. I just found the book hard to get into. I want to try to listen to the audiobook. Maybe I will find that more enjoyable.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book Powerful story of inner strength you can be inspired by.
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable It's a good read, I enjoyed it
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best memoir I have ever read The story of Malala was heart breaking for me as a Canadian women but inspiring. To read about the culture that she lived to tell, was amazing. She is an amazing women. This is not only a great read for adults but for teens as well.
Date published: 2017-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommend Such an amazing read. Really gives you a new perspective on things - both other cultures that are often misunderstood and overlooking our own little luxuries. And then the educative aspect is wonderful and it is such an easy read. Loved it. Cried like a baby at the end.
Date published: 2016-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Malala's story is epic, she's inspiring and forgiving. This book was powerful a must read for sure!
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good Very good book, was happy to read it
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from She is amazing but book is disappointing Disappointed on how much of her story was focused on her dad. #plumreviews
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing An overall amazing story about strength and accomplishment. I strongly believe that this book should be required reading for students all around schools. It is another world that she describes that we should all be aware of.
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My daughter loved it! This is my daughters new hero! She is fascinated with this young lady and her story!
Date published: 2016-12-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Wanted to like it This book is important and i'm happy it was written/i read it, but it was a little hard to read. Not because of the disturbing details just the style of writing.#plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from She is amazing! Love her story, I wish all the women and minor groups will be equal in the future!
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Important Read Such an important story that needs to be told. Beautifully written and insightful.
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It makes going to school look like a privilege I learned a lot about Pakistan, which I thought was important. It makes going to school look like a privilege, which we sometimes forget.
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 5.0 out of 5 starsIt makes going to school look like a privilege I learned a lot about Pakistan, which I thought was important. It makes going to school look like a privilege, which we sometimes forget.
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool Book! This was just mindblowing.
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting read #plumreview Very good read. Would have gave 5 stars but it had so much back story and only small section on the actual incident.
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible I had a feeling I would enjoy this book but not to the extent that I did! I literally couldn't put it down and I have a whole new perspective! I wish I could meet her and give her a hug! #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing book! Great book by Malala Yousafzai. She is an amazing and courageous girl. Definitely would recommend reading this book.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Book I enjoyed this read. Such a brave young woman with quite the story to tell
Date published: 2016-11-08
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. 
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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