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


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 has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

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.

Title:I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:327 pages

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

  • Diane
    Oct 09, 2013

    Reading this book reminded me of how much I take for granted every day: Freedom of speech. Freedom of religion. The freedom to go to the store without needing a male escort. And the ability to get an ...

  • Tanya Tyson
    Nov 01, 2013

    Just to be clear, the rating is for the book not the person Malala herself. I read this quickly whilst on holidays and was keen to find out more about her story after seeing a short tv piece just befo...

  • Natasha
    Oct 13, 2013

    Being a fellow Muslim, I was indeed intrigued and awed by the courage of this young girl who is brave enough to state out what is wrong with her country and strive for education to be available for al...

  • Summer
    Dec 06, 2013

    I really wanted to love this book. I don't think anyone can deny the difficulties this girl has faced or the impact she has had on the world. However, the book reads like an odd jumble of Pakistani hi...

  • Limau Nipis
    Nov 12, 2013

    I could not be bothered with negative comments. So, get on with your life. Just ignore the review if you think I write negatively.I don't want to raise some sentiments here, so if your comments got de...

  • Ayesha
    Jan 06, 2016

    EDIT: 6/9/2016---The people who are bashing me, Kindly take a look at the quotes or in the comment section. After some of the gif-y juvenile opinions, the discussion is rather educating. Dearest Malaa...

  • L.J. Smith
    Nov 07, 2013

    I absolutely loved this book. I have been following this story ever since Malala Yousafzai was shot and articles about her began to appear on CNN.com. I was always captivated by the way Malala spoke i...

  • Cecily
    Feb 14, 2016

    This is a powerful story about a child, but with topical, global relevance.The media is full of alarming reports of extremists of all religions, across the globe. Finding perspective can be hard, espe...

  • Aasem Bakhshi
    Oct 31, 2013

    I would ask all those Pakistanis who are making the book controversial through over-sensationalized and misplaced critiques: 1. Please remove the lenses of bigotry and prejudice and read the book in a...

  • Ali Khan
    Sep 14, 2014

    Being resident of the area, Valley of Swat, where she lived (basically she is from the adjoining District Shangla whence her father came to Swat and established private school), I find the authenticit...