"I Am Malala" for May 4th

Howdy! If anyone's interested, I'm hosting a discussion of "I Am Malala" for May 4th with the Baltimore Book Club - location TBD. I'm told it's a very quick/easy read. All are welcome! http://www.meetup.com/baltimorebookclub/members/135125342/

Here's the Goodreads blurb:

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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  • Allison

    Sorry to bail last minute, but it looks like I'll be at work later than expected. Too bad- I loved the book! Have fun, everyone.

    May 4, 2014

    • Alex

      No worries - hope to see you at the Americanah meeting!

      May 4, 2014

  • Alex­ changed the location to Liv2eat

    May 2, 2014

  • Alex

    Hey all - thanks for the suggestions! Looks like there's not a lot in the way of Pakistani in Bmore with a nice veranda, so How about I'll plug in Liv2Eat for now (in the city, nice seating outside, great food). If there are any strong objections, let me know - happy to change it. I'll go ahead and make the reservation - see you there!

    May 2, 2014

  • Alex

    Hey Malala readers! Good to see so many interested folks! I'll post a venue for us soon - any favorite places? Suggestions?

    April 28, 2014

    • Shandana

      I've never eaten here, but i hear good things... It's in Towson though I don't know how inconvenient that is for everyone http://www.orchardmar...­

      May 2, 2014

    • Alex

      Looks really good - maybe a bit far though. I assume people are wanting to stay nearer the city.

      May 2, 2014

  • Alex

    Here is the Baltimore Book Club event page: http://www.meetup.com/baltimorebookclub/events/175373372/

    April 4, 2014

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