I Am Malala
Malala Yousafzai, Patricia McCormick
‘Malala is an inspiration to girls and women all over the world.’ – J.K. Rowling
I Am Malala tells the remarkable true story of a girl who knew she wanted to change the world – and did.
Raised in the Swat Valley in Pakistan, Malala was taught to stand up for her beliefs. When terrorists took control of her region and declared girls were forbidden from going to school, Malala fought for her right to an education. And, on 9 October 2012, she nearly paid the ultimate price for her courage when she was shot on her way home from school.
No one expected her to survive.
Now, she is an international symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest person ever to win a Nobel Peace Prize.
A must-read for anyone who believes in the power of change.
* This teen edition is a first-hand account told in Malala’s own words for her generation. The paperback includes extra material, a Q&A and updated discussion notes. *
This book inspired the film HE NAMED ME MALALA, the winner of the BAFTA for Best Documentary.
Her story is inspirational * Lovereading4kids * A must-read for teenagers everywhere * WRD Magazine * A story of courage, conviction and determination that right will always win in the end * Carousel * Aimed at teen readers, this telling of Malala's story is simply told but still very powerful. It's a sharp insight into a major issue, leavened by her very warm and personal telling. It should be on every school curriculum and on the reading list of every member of parliaments around the world. * The Bookbag * The amazing story of Malala's courage and her fight for the education of girls is well known. Here, in her own voice, she tells of her journey from her early days as a clever school girl to her exceptional life as an international speaker on the rights of girls to get an education. Growing up in a village in the Swat valley in Pakistan Malala and her friends faced persecution from Islamic fundamentalists who believed women should not be educated. In 2012, Malala and her two school friends were targeted and shot when travelling home from school one day. Fortunately, Malala and her friends survived. From that day on, Malala campaigned for the rights of all girls to get an education. Hearing her tell her story is inspirational. * Julia Eccleshare, LOVEREADING * It's a searing and personal portrait of a young woman who dared to make a difference. * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY * Her inspirational book...reveals not only her motivations for becoming an educational activist but also the complexities of being well-known yet lonely and the sadness of her refugee family yearning for their homeland * Daily Mail * Malala is an inspiration to girls and women all over the world -- J. K. Rowling
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