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. (From the publisher.)

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  • Ayuko

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    • Cynthia

      Work and traffic caused delays. I missed seeing you. Was looking forward to discussion. I turned my copy in, so now available for another person.

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  • April

    Didn't think I was going to finish but just did, yay! I love her 2 favorite gifts after her shooting. What an amazing story and family. Did anyone else notice how much everyone likes to quarrel/argue so much? Or that the language itself has so much competitive intensity? or is that my imagination....

    September 30

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