I Am Malala
The Girl Who Stood up for Education and Was Shot by the TalibanBook - 2013
A MEMOIR BY THE YOUNGEST RECIPIENT OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE
As seen on Netflix with David Letterman
"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.
Baker & Taylor
Describes the life of the young Pakistani student who advocated for women's rights and education in the Taliban-controlled Swat Valley, survived an assassination attempt, and became the youngest nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.
When the Taliban took over the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one fifteen year-old girl decided to speak out
Describes the life of a young Pakistani student who advocated for women's rights and education in the Taliban-controlled Swat Valley who survived an assassination attempt and became the youngest nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize. (This book was listed in a previous Forecast.)
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"I come from a country that was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday." Describes the life of the young Pakistani student who advocated for women's rights and education in the Taliban-controlled Swat Valley, survived an assassination attempt, and became the y... Read More »
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“Peace in every home, every street, every village, every country – this is my dream. Education for every boy and every girl in the world. To sit down on a chair and read my books with all of my friends at school is my right. To see each and every human being with a smile of happiness is my wish. I am Malala. My world has changed but I have not.” – Malala Yousafzai
"We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced."
"When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful."
My mother always told me, "Hide your face--people are looking at you." I would reply, "It doesn't matter; I'm also looking at them..."
I had no idea what New York and America were... We did not realize then that 9/11 would change our world too, and bring war into our valley.
“We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced”
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This book is amazing. I didn't get to finish it. This was my first time reading a non-fiction book and it wasn't bad for starters. Malala's experience for standing up for girl's education will reach out to other countries or certain places that don't allow females to get education and do something in life. This is not just her life story, it's an adive or some sort for young ladies like her, who would've been in her shoes or done something like this. Every girl or women deserve to have what men get to have in live, I'm talking about having jobs, education, and same treatment. We are all equal.
Before the shooting, she emerged as a local activist for girls' education. After the shooting, her message and activism reached the global level. With determination and courage, Malala's dream for every girl in the world to go to school becomes contagious. Her story teaches us that being a spark for change doesn't require an old age.
The story of the young woman who stood up for girls education and nearly payed the ultimate price.
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