I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
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.
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Review: I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the TalibanUser Review - Queen Reese - Goodreads
It is mind blowing how knowledgeable she is about her country's religious, political and cultural history, and it is inspiring how dedicated she is to ensure anyone who desires an education can get one. Read full review
Review: I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the TalibanUser Review - Kimi - Goodreads
This book was sort of hard to get into stylistically. The way it was written made it kind of slow, but it really picked up after the second part. And I totally cried a few times during the end. Just ... Read full review