I Am Malala


I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up For Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb (2013)

We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.

 When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, she almost paid the ultimate price. When she was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, 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-ever nominee 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, and of Malala’s parents’ fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons. It will make you believe in the power of one person’s voice to inspire change in the world. (Publisher’s website)

  1. I Am Malala is an inspiring memoir about an extraordinary young woman and her fight for girls’ education equality.

  2. I don’t read a lot of non-fiction or biographies, so I was surprised how much I liked this book. This was a very interesting read about a courageous young woman. She and her family faced so many hardships in Afghanistan. I liked how Malala was also a typical girl who had arguments with her best friend and liked the same things other girls of her age liked. I was pleasantly surprised that this book was chosen as the top book. I didn’t expect a non-fiction book to win.

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