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

Category: Book
With: Lamb, Christina
By (author): Yousafzai, Malala
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Published: June 2015
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in x 1.00in
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"I come from a country that was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday."

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 became 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.
Review Quote*"The touching story will not only inform you of changing conditions in Pakistan, but inspire your rebellious spirit."-Matthew Love, Time Out New York
Review Quote*"Ms. Yousafzai has single-handedly turned the issue of the right of girls-and all children-to be educated into headline news. And she is a figure worth hearing."-Isabel Berwick, The Financial Times
Review Quote*"Wise beyond her years...."-Annie Gowen, Marie Claire
Review Quote*"Riveting.... Co-written with Christina Lamb, a veteran British journalist who has an evident passion for Pakistan and can render its complicated history with pristine clarity, this is a book that should be read not only for its vivid drama but for its urgent message about the untapped power of girls.... It is difficult to imagine a chronicle of a war more moving, apart from perhaps the diary of Anne Frank. With the essential difference that we lost that girl, and by some miracle, we still have this one."-Marie Arana, Washington Post
Review Quote*"Remarkable...a must-read, first-person account of her journey through global terrorism, her brave, encouraging parents, and her own fight for girls' education."-MarieClaire.com
Review Quote*"The victory of Malala Yousafzai is that she's just getting started."-Mary Elizabeth Williams, Salon
Review Quote*"Briskly written but full of arresting detail.... Striking [and] surprising..."-Jill Lawless, Associated Press
Review Quote*"Ms. Yousafzai's stature as a symbol of peace and bravery has been established across the world..."-Salman Masood, The New York Times
Review Quote*"Not only has Malala Yousafzai become an international symbol of inspiration and bravery, but her survival instilled educators with courage-and is slowly helping make Pakistani schools safer."-Nick Schifrin, ABC.com