I Am Malala

I Am Malala

How One Girl Stood up for Education and Changed the World

Book - 2014 | Young readers editionFirst edition
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I Am Malala. This is my story. Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren't allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn't go to school. Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on October 9, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause: She was shot point-blank while riding the bus on her way home from school. No one expected her to survive. Now Malala is an international symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize nominee. In this Young Readers Edition of her bestselling memoir, which includes exclusive photos and material, we hear firsthand the remarkable story of a girl who knew from a young age that she wanted to change the world -- and did. Malala's powerful story will open your eyes to another world and will make you believe in hope, truth, miracles and the possibility that one person -- one young person -- can inspire change in her community and beyond.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, [2014]
Edition: Young readers editionFirst edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780316327930
Branch Call Number: 371.82209549 YOU 2014
Characteristics: 230 pages : illustrations
Additional Contributors: McCormick, Patricia 1956-


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Nov 04, 2019

I liked this book because it shows you how fortunate you are to have education. Malala had to fight so hard to maintain her education and she prevailed through the challenges she was faced with. This book taught me to be more thankful for the things I have because other people don't have the opportunities that we do .I give this book a 5 out of 5 because it was amazing and I learned so much from it. I would recommend this book to people of all ages because we can all learn something from this book -@nae1227211 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Jul 04, 2019

I think I am Malala is an inspiring and amazing book. It talks about not giving up. Even if it's hard. I love I am Malala and I think you should read it

Feb 23, 2018

This is my favorite book ever and malala is so fearless

Love this book!! It teaches us girls can be brave too!

Aug 30, 2015

One of my personal heroes is a girl named Malala Yousafzai. She is a young Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban for protesting against women being denied education. She is a very inspirational girl who has dedicated her life to standing up for women's rights and the right to education. She has received many well deserved awards such as the Nobel Peace Prize. This book is her auto-biography of her hard journey. Not only does it shed light on her struggles, but the struggles of women worldwide. It show the importance of standing up for yourself as well. This is why I believe the title of the book: I AM MALALA fits so perfectly. She does not let anyone else decide who she is or what she is worth. She is the only one who can do that, this is something everyone should take to heart as well. This book, along with its amazing story, is well written. It was not hard to follow or misinterpret. The writing also flowed from chapter to chapter. I would recommend this book to anyone over the age of 13, because of some of topics discussed. But it should be read by everyone because of the importance of these issues. Both the discrimination of women and the lack of free speech in many countries. Overall this book was an interesting, informative and inspirational read. Her passion and courage really shines through in this book, thus causing the reader to feel the same way. This book is definitely a must for anyone.

ontherideau Aug 25, 2015

Children would benefit from reading this, to learn that there are children in the world who fight for basic human rights.

andiejpg Jul 30, 2015

A story of strength and courage.

white_fish_53 Jul 06, 2015

Malala is such an positive thinking women.who changed the world's thinking about girls. i am proud about the fact that Malala is from my place!!!!

Jun 09, 2015

Absolutely loved this book!

Mar 30, 2015

Fantastic biography! I have always been inspired by Malala's fearlessness!

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Jun 09, 2015

Find out what life is really like living in the Middle East in a peaceville village and how that changed after the Taliban took over, plus the incredible story of how she lived through being shot and came back as a spokesman for women around the world.


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Jun 09, 2015

"I raise up my voice not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard."


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