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

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Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2015 - Children's rights - 320 pages
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*Winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize*

'Malala is an inspiration to girls and women all over the world' J K Rowling

'Inspirational and powerful' GRAZIA

'For sheer inspiration read I Am Malala' SUNDAY TIMES

'A tale of immense courage and conviction' INDEPENDENT

'She has the heart and courage of a lioness and is a true inspiration' Lorraine Kelly, THE SUN

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, 9 October 2012, she almost paid the ultimate price when she was shot in the head at point-blank range.

Malala Yousafzai's extraordinary journey has taken her from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations. She has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and is the youngest ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

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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User Review  - steve02476 - LibraryThing

Well written, engaging memoir. Published nine years ago so I’m curious about how her life has been going. Not my usual sort of book, but that’s a great thing about book clubs! Read full review

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User Review  - JBGUSA - LibraryThing

This book is a must read by anyone, anywhere. Powerfully written, it details the story of a girl who was shot,at point blank range, simply for wanting an education, insisting on her right to be ... Read full review

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About the author (2015)

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 nominated for a NOBEL PEACE PRIZE. 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.

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