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

By Malala Yousafzai , with Christina Lamb
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9.92 Hours 10/08/2013 unabridged
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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 she was shot in the head at point blank range while riding the bus home from school, 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 nominee 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, and of Malala’s parents’ fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons. It will make you believe in the power of one person’s voice to inspire change in the world.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A 2014 Audie Award Finalist for Biography/Memoir

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award, December 2013

A USA Today bestseller

A Wall Street Journal bestseller

A Washington Post bestseller

A 2013 Washington Post Notable Book for Nonfiction

A Huffington Post Best Book for 2014

An NPR bestseller

A Los Angeles Times bestseller

A Publishers Weekly bestseller

A Library Journal bestseller

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 she was shot in the head at point blank range while riding the bus home from school, 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 nominee 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, and of Malala’s parents’ fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.

It will make you believe in the power of one person’s voice to inspire change in the world.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Riveting.... [Malala's] clear voice [is] beautifully captured by Lamb. Rafia Zakaria, Ms. Magazine
A gripping story.... What makes this book so important is not just the universal value of Malala's cause.... It's the relevance of her story to one of the most vexing security questions in today's crazy world.... Trudy Rubin, Philadelphia Inquirer
Incredibly inspirational.... Malala is intelligent and fiery with dreams of changing the world, but the book has the added benefit of being a true story that is easily interwoven with important global issues such as human rights, development, education, and peace.... If there is one thing that I AM MALALA should teach us, it is to look beyond Manichean narratives of good and evil. It is important to applaud Malala for the awareness she has built around important issues like education for young women. Cristina Maza, PolicyMic
Malala matters....In her modesty and dignity, she should be Islam's beloved daughter, her journey a return to the early promise of Muslim modernism. Fouad Ajami, New York Post
In simple, clear writing, I AM MALALA gives a rare and moving first-person glance into what it's like to be a teenager in a country seized by extremists who stand against the basic freedoms you believe in. Krystin Arneson, Bustle
An inspiring, clearly written memoir that offers a glimpse of an extraordinary young woman and the confounding world from which she comes. Karen Sandstrom, Cleveland Plain Dealer
One hears some ghosts of Anne Frank in reading I AM MALALA, the flightiness, effervescence and, well...girlishness of an adolescent girl flung once again the indifferent violence of inhuman men, like flowers hurled against a stone wall. Leonard Pitts Jr., Miami Herald
[A] vivid autobiography.... Yousafzai possesses an eloquence beyond her years, but her touching asides drive home the fact that she's also very much a 16-year-old girl.... Captivating and surprisingly personal. Erika W. Smith, Bust
Like millions around the world, I draw strength from brave Malala's example.... Malala is a testament that women everywhere will not be intimidated into silence. We will make our voices heard. Gabrielle Giffords, Time magazine's "TIME 100"
A story for each and every girl who chooses to break societal taboos, challenge the clergy, declare war against illiteracy and believe in the power of the pen. Daud Khattak, Newark Star Ledger
The voice that beams, 'I am Malala' is the voice that continues to meet the assassin's challenge. It is the voice of a courageous campaigner who still fights for girls' education. The voice of an icon who may one day be able to return to her country, but who even from afar symbolizes its noblest cause. Shehryar Fazli, Los Angeles Review of Books
An eye-opener in the fight for girls' education equality. More
Her powerful message remains undiluted. Tina Jordan, Entertainment Weekly
For a teenage girl in a distant corner of the globe to spark life into this movement-against overwhelming odds-is truly extraordinary. The world must not allow Malala's message to die. Dallas Morning News
Riveting.... Co-written with Christina Lamb, a veteran British journalist who has an evident passion for Pakistan and can render its complicated history with pristine clarity, this is a book that should be read not only for its vivid drama but for its urgent message about the untapped power of girls.... It is difficult to imagine a chronicle of a war more moving, apart from perhaps the diary of Anne Frank. With the essential difference that we lost that girl, and by some miracle, we still have this one. Marie Arana, Washington Post
Wise beyond her years.... Annie Gowen, Marie Claire
Ms. Yousafzai has single-handedly turned the issue of the right of girls-and all children-to be educated into headline news. And she is a figure worth hearing. Isabel Berwick, The Financial Times
The touching story will not only inform you of changing conditions in Pakistan, but inspire your rebellious spirit. Matthew Love, Time Out New York
“Ms. Yousafzai has single-handedly turned the issue of the right of girls—and all children—to be educated into headline news. And she is a figure worth hearing.” Financial Times
Remarkable...a must-read, first-person account of her journey through global terrorism, her brave, encouraging parents, and her own fight for girls' education. MarieClaire.com
Not only has Malala Yousafzai become an international symbol of inspiration and bravery, but her survival instilled educators with courage-and is slowly helping make Pakistani schools safer. Nick Schifrin, ABC.com
The victory of Malala Yousafzai is that she's just getting started. Mary Elizabeth Williams, Salon
Ms. Yousafzai's stature as a symbol of peace and bravery has been established across the world... Salman Masood, The New York Times
Briskly written but full of arresting detail.... Striking [and] surprising... Jill Lawless, Associated Press
“A riveting memoir…this is a book that should be read not only for its vivid drama but for its urgent message about the untapped power of girls.” Washington Post
“The touching story will not only inform you of changing conditions in Pakistan, but inspire your rebellious spirit.” Time Out New York

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Author

Author Bio: Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai, the educational campaigner from Swat Valley, Pakistan, came to public attention by writing for BBC Urdu about life under the Taliban. Using the pen name Gul Makai, she often spoke about her family’s fight for girls’ education in her community. In recognition of her courage and advocacy, she was honored with the National Peace Prize in Pakistan in 2011 and nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize in the same year. She is the youngest ever person nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. She was shortlisted for Time Magazine Person of the Year and has received numerous other awards. She continues to champion universal access to education through The Malala Fund, a nonprofit organization investing in community-led education programs and supporting education advocates around the world.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 9.92
Audience: Adult
Language: English