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

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By Malala Yousafzai
Publisher Back Bay Books
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
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A MEMOIR BY THE YOUNGEST RECIPIENT OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE 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 pointblank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive.Instead, Malalas 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 persons voice to inspire change in the world.

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84663 words84,663 words
368 pages368 pages
Lexile 1000LLexile 1000L
Grade 9 to 12Grade 9 to 12
Age 14-17Age 14-17
Published 2015Published 2015

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Book ISBN:

0316322423

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