I Am Malala

The Girl Who Stood up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

Yousafzai, Malala

(Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
I Am Malala
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 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." -- Publisher's description.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316322409
Branch Call Number: B-Yo887i 2013
Characteristics: viii, 327 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates :,color illustrations, maps ;,25 cm
Additional Contributors: Lamb, Christina Author


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This gripping book tells the story of one girl fighting for her right to an education. Inspiring, innovative, incredible.

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 ... Read More »

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An inspirational story of a courageous young woman who is an advocate of education for all children.

Nov 01, 2014
  • pfcpat2 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A wonderful book by a truly wonderful young lady! I enjoyed learning about the history of her home in the Swat valley of Pakistan. She is a very brave and talented young woman. I hope that one day there will be peace and equality in her homeland.

Oct 28, 2014
  • JessicaIda rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I am not someone who reads many biographies -mostly from the area she's from (not judging, I just don't read news about that area of the world in general), but a friend of mine read it and I asked if it was worth reading. She said yes and told me a brief explanation of what it was about. After reading it, I would definitely buy it and add it to my book collection. Very inspirational. Quite instructive.

As Margaret Mead said: Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.

inspiring. i look forward to rereading in light of her nobel peace prize award this week.

Oct 09, 2014
  • BBurnett rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

life story of Malala, only 17 yrs old, but already an international star for her stand on education for girls. Born and raised in rural Pakistan to an enlightened father, she is given the chance to education, that most girls do not. When the Taliban controls the province she is in, she continues to stand up for her rights, making her a target. Interesting story.

I am Malala was a truly inspirational book. It revolves around a young Malala as she grows up in Swat Valley, Pakistan. She valued her education and always strived to do her best in school. Reading this, reading how excited she was to go to school and learn made me realize how much we take for granted every single day. We have the ability to go to school, regardless of our gender and obtain an education. Even with the Taliban in Pakistan telling girls they are not allowed to go to school, simply because of their sex, Malala took a stand and decided that there wasn't anyone who would stop her from educating herself. She saw the value of education and that's something I think people her age here lack. What we as teenagers need to come to terms with is the fact that education is self-empowerment, it gives us the ability to go out into the world and form opinions on issues and question authority. When Malala was on her bus going to school the Taliban shot her on the left side of her forehead. “I didn’t see the two young men step out into the road and bring the van to a sudden halt. I didn’t get a chance to answer their question “Who is Malala?” or I would have explained to them why they should let us girls go to school as well as their own sisters and daughters. The last thing I remember is that I was thinking about the revision I needed to do for the next day.” The Taliban did not silence her, she continued to speak out and now with an even louder voice that can be heard amongst the storms and in the rain and most importantly. in our hearts. Malala has recovered and after coming out of the hospital was stronger than ever, and if anything more determined to reach her goal for education for women everywhere. So as women let’s show the world out true potential, by educating ourselves to the best of our ability so we can go out and change the world.

Sep 20, 2014
  • delmacdc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The Year of the Girl Child - the year of Malala! I cannot wait to see this inspirational teenager grow into her convictions! For equality, for human rights, for freedom of thought and life - Cheers to Malala! This is also a great cause to support. Total respect for those in Pakistan, England and around the world who saved this brave warrior and continue to support her family and their cause. Education is a right for all children!

Aug 29, 2014
  • triptophan rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Although, Malala survived being shot by the Taliban, and she cares about girls having an education, I couldn't finish reading her biography because it was too violent.

Jul 17, 2014
  • writermala rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Malala stood up for education and her reward was getting shot by the Taliban! This courageous girl from Swat, Pakistan loved school and felt she and all the girls of her country, and the whole world, had the right to an education. She was outspoken and never tired of speaking out on this subject. She almost paid for it with her life but some timely intervention by several hospitals saved her. Alas! as her father remarked she lost her pretty smile, "They have snatched her Smile," he cried! Today she is 17. On her sixteenth birthday she stood up at the United Nations and received a standing ovation for her speech. A powerful book.

This is a must read if not to find out more about why this girl was shot then perhaps to at least learn something about different cultures. In response to the person who said it was terribly written, try writing a book in your second or third language. There are moments where the writing could be much more clearly written however it's not worse than many American written books available these days. I also found there was a bit too much emphasis on history. It could have been shortened by fifty pages and I would still have a good idea of the history of that area. The best part of the book was the last few chapters.

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