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Book Club #9 (2 of 3): "I Am Malala"

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

From Amazon:

"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."

Buy the book on Amazon here.

First Meetup: 4/20/14 - Part 1 (Chapters 1-8)

Second Meetup: 5/4/14 - Parts 2 and 3 (Chapters 9-20)

Final Meetup: 5/18/14 - Parts  4 and 5 (Chapters 21-Epilogue)

We've moved to Lighthouse Coffee in Sparks in an effort to find a quieter place to meet. They have coffee, of course, quiches, bagels, and some pastries. They also have free WiFi. Come join us!

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  • Gail T.

    I read this book a while back. It is worth reading. I get irritated with my students because they put so little effort into their education - so sometimes I leave the book out on the shelf by my desk.

    1 · March 16, 2014

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