I Am Malala

I Am Malala

How One Girl Stood up for Education and Changed the World

Book - 2014 | Young readers edition
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Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren't allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn't go to school. Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on October 9, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause: She was shot point-blank while riding the bus on her way home from school. No one expected her to survive. Now Malala is an international symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize nominee. In this Young Readers Edition of her memoir, which includes exclusive photos and material, we hear firsthand the story of a girl who knew from a young age that she wanted to change the world -- and did. Malala's story will open your eyes to another world and will make you believe in hope, truth, miracles and the possibility that one person -- one young person -- can inspire change in her community and beyond.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014
Edition: Young readers edition
ISBN: 9780316327930
031632793X
Call Number: j BIO 371.822 YOUSAFZAI 2014
Characteristics: 230 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: McCormick, Patricia 1956-- Author

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Grades 6 and up. Questions 1 and 1a. Fifteen-year-old Malala Yousafzai was just a girl when she spoke up to defend girls' rights to be educated. Although she was shot in the head by a Taliban supporter, while riding a bus home from school, she refused to be silenced and went on to win the Nobel P... Read More »

Grades 6 and up. Questions 1 and 1a. Fifteen-year-old Malala Yousafzai was just a girl when she spoke up to defend girls' rights to be educated. Although she was shot in the head by a Taliban supporter, while riding a bus home from school, she refused to be silenced and went on to win the Nobel P... Read More »

This book is a true story. She changed the world by giving girl’s education. She got shot in the back of her head because she disagree that with men’s not giving girl’s education. The world have change because of her speech. (Thanh T.)

15 year old Malala Yousafzai was just a girl when she spoke up to defend girls' rights to be educated. Although she was shot in the head by a Talaban supporter, while riding a bus home from school, she refused to be silenced and went on to win the Nobel Peace prize.


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dejesusa1
Mar 17, 2021

Though I found this book to be repetitive and difficult to follow, her story made me cry.

While Malala's story is inspiring, the book was a little difficult for me to get through and I can't remember a large amount of the plot. I like to read these types of books every once in a while to educate myself and learn about the world outside of fantasy and fiction novels. I wouldn't read it again, but it is a good book pick me up.

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Ebstar
Feb 20, 2021

Firstly, if you read that hogwash grade 6 and up, they're wrong. I read this in grade five, and even if I read this in grade three, I wouldn't be afraid. Malala is an amazing example for everyone.

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amandajolievo
Feb 05, 2021

I am Malala is a book about a girl who lives in Swat Valley shot by terrorist. We learn more about her whole life and how she and her father fought for the education of girls. After she was shot she was now a representation of peaceful protest and had the opportunity to do many great things. This book takes you on Malala’s adventure and teaches readers not to give up doing the right thing. Personally, for me this book was pretty boring, it just didn’t interest me because I am not really interested in many nonfiction books. But, I did love learning about the great things Malala accomplished and how strong she was. I would recommend this book because there are many good lessons that could come from this book

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Bushra_20
Sep 16, 2020

“I am Malala” is the true story of a fourteen-year old Pakistani girl’s campaign for women’s right to education. In 2011 Malala was shot by the Taliban in a bus on her way home from school. The shooting triggered a complex series of negotiations involving prominent political figures from Pakistan and England. It’s a powerful book. Malala’s story is remarkable because it describes the women’s role in her culture and the groups fighting to oppress women. Malala’s story emphasizes the importance of education. It challenges readers to examine the role of education within a society. Holding back education from certain groups within a society restrains progress, threatens peace and perpetuates poverty.

One of my heroes is Malala Yousafzai. As a young women, who lives in a conservative muslim nation, she had immense courage and bravery. She stood up against the most powerful and dangerous Islamic fundamentalist group in Pakistan. She is fearless and very inspiring for the youth. This book is a must read to learn what is happening around the world and how important it is to use our voice when we can.

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HAFSA_13
Aug 18, 2020

This is a very inspiring story about Malala Yousafzai and how she stood up for girls education. I would definitely recommend this book to everyone really

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Nov 04, 2019

I liked this book because it shows you how fortunate you are to have education. Malala had to fight so hard to maintain her education and she prevailed through the challenges she was faced with. This book taught me to be more thankful for the things I have because other people don't have the opportunities that we do .I give this book a 5 out of 5 because it was amazing and I learned so much from it. I would recommend this book to people of all ages because we can all learn something from this book -@nae1227211 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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RanaRoshan
Jul 04, 2019

I think I am Malala is an inspiring and amazing book. It talks about not giving up. Even if it's hard. I love I am Malala and I think you should read it

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milakresina
Feb 23, 2018

This is my favorite book ever and malala is so fearless

Love this book!! It teaches us girls can be brave too!

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Jun 09, 2015

Find out what life is really like living in the Middle East in a peaceville village and how that changed after the Taliban took over, plus the incredible story of how she lived through being shot and came back as a spokesman for women around the world.

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Jun 09, 2015

"I raise up my voice not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard."

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