- Hardcover: 352 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; First Edition edition (Oct. 8 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780316322409
- ISBN-13: 978-0316322409
- ASIN: 0316322407
- Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 3.2 x 24.8 cm
- Shipping Weight: 567 g
- Average Customer Review: 166 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #14,441 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban Hardcover – Oct 8 2013
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"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."―Isabel Berwick, Financial Times
"Wise beyond her years...."―Annie Gowen, Marie Claire
"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
"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
"The victory of Malala Yousafzai is that she's just getting started."―Mary Elizabeth Williams, Salon
"Briskly written but full of arresting detail.... Striking [and] surprising..."―Jill Lawless, Associated Press
"Ms. Yousafzai's stature as a symbol of peace and bravery has been established across the world..."―Salman Masood, The New York Times
"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
"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
About the Author
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 October 2012, Malala was targeted by the Taliban and shot in the head as she was returning from school on a bus. She miraculously survived and continues her campaign for education.
In recognition of her courage and advocacy, Malala was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, becoming the youngest-ever recipient at just seventeen years of age. She was also honored with the National Youth Peace Prize in Pakistan in 2011 and the International Children's Peace Prize in 2013, and she was short-listed for Time magazine's Person of the Year.
Malala continues to champion universal access to education through the Malala Fund, a non-
profit organization investing in community-led programs and supporting education advocates around the world.
Christina Lamb is one of the world's leading foreign correspondents. She has reported on Pakistan and Afghanistan since 1987. Educated at Oxford and Harvard, she is the author of five books and has won a number of awards, including Britain's Foreign Correspondent of the Year five times, as well as the Prix Bayeux-Calvados, Europe's most prestigious award for war correspondents. She currently works for the Sunday Times and lives in London and Portugal with her husband and son.
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The book includes references to events you have likely heard of in the western media. 9-1-1. Predator drone attacks. The attacks in Mumbai, the Hilton in Islamabad, etc etc etc. You will get a locals perspective on all these.
This book should be required reading for all students. The story it tells is that of one young girl, but it could easily be reflected in untold millions of peoples lives throughout history.
The phrase "All it takes for Evil to spread if for good men to do nothing" comes to mind. Let us all not do nothing.
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