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

Front Cover
Orion, Oct 8, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
2125 Reviews

*Winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize*

In 2009 Malala Yousafzai began writing a blog on BBC Urdu about life in the Swat Valley as the Taliban gained control, at times banning girls from attending school. When her identity was discovered, Malala began to appear in both Pakistani and international media, advocating the freedom to pursue education for all. In October 2012, gunmen boarded Malala's school bus and shot her in the face, a bullet passing through her head and into her shoulder. Remarkably, Malala survived the shooting.

At a very young age, Malala Yousafzai has become a worldwide symbol of courage and hope. Her shooting has sparked a wave of solidarity across Pakistan, not to mention globally, for the right to education, freedom from terror and female emancipation.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
860
4 stars
765
3 stars
379
2 stars
90
1 star
31

Easy to read insight into Malala's life story. - Goodreads
The writing is rambling and unfocused. - Goodreads
Inspiring, educational and beautiful. - Goodreads
This book was difficult to read for several reasons. - Goodreads
Ah, I love inspiring life stories such as this. - Goodreads
This is indeed a love story. - Goodreads

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

User Review  - Brandi - Goodreads

Interesting from a cultural standpoint. Not great writing, but well worth it to understand what happened and why. Read full review

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

User Review  - Zanna - Goodreads

To all the girls who have faced injustice and been silenced. Together we will be heard. Some months ago Media Diversified's editors described Malala Yousafzai as the bravest girl in the world. That ... Read full review

All 11 reviews »

About the author (2013)

Malala Yousafzai came to public attention by writing for BBC Urdu about life under the Taliban. In October 2012, she was targeted by the Taliban and shot in the head as she was returning from school on a bus. She miraculously survived and continues her campaign for education. In recognition of her courage and advocacy, Malala was honoured with the NATIONAL PEACE PRIZE in Pakistan in 2011. She is the youngest ever person to win the NOBEL PEACE PRIZE, taking that honour in 2014. She was shortlisted for TIME magazine Person of the Year and has received numerous other awards. Malala continues to champion universal access to education through The Malala Fund.

Christina Lamb is one of the world's leading foreign correspondents. She is the author of five books and has won a string of awards, including Britain's FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT OF THE YEAR five times as well as the PRIX BAYEUX. She currently works for the SUNDAY TIMES and lives between London and Portugal with her husband and son.

Bibliographic information