I Am Malala
The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
Malala Yousafzai & Christina Lamb
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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.
From Publishers Weekly
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As a teacher, I wish all students felt this way about their education. Malala makes you remember how very much we, as westerners, can take for granted! Here's a young lady who can truly change the way things are with regards to education in these countries. The Taliban can't silence her! If anything, they've amplified her voice ten-fold!
This book is truly amazing and inspiring! The message in this book made me realize how well lucky we are and how we should do more to helps others.