I am Malala : the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban

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4.666665
Average: 4.7 (3 votes)
I am Malala : the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban
2013
Place Published: 
New York
Publisher: 
Little, Brown and Company
ISBN: 
9780316322409
Edition: 
First edition
Description: 
viii, 327 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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.
1000 Lexile.
Accelerated Reader UG 7.1 16.0
Author: 
Malala Yousafzai ; with Christina Lamb
Reviews for I am Malala : the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban

Patron reviews

This book was very interesting, but some of the parts were confusing because i am only eleven years old. This book is really sad, but it inspired me to do better things in the world.

Malala's story is one that should be read by everyone. She's fearless and her passion to fight for others' rights to an education is evident in her own education and grace. She is indeed a pioneer and a leading advocate in the modern-day fight for human rights in my opinion.