I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban (Paperback)
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I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban (Paperback)

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*Winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize* When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, 9 October 2012, she almost paid the ultimate price when she was shot in the head at point-blank range. Malala Yousafzai's extraordinary journey has taken her from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations. She has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and is the youngest ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. I Am Malala will make you believe in the power of one person's voice to inspire change in the world.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781474600484
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 142 g
Dimensions: 198 x 132 x 12 mm
Edition: Abridged quick reads ed


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One of the more moving details in I am Malala, the memoir Malala has written with journalist Christina Lamb, is that her mother was due to start learning to read and write on the day Malala was shot - 9 October 2012. -- Kamila Shamsie GUARDIAN Malala Yousafzai's story begins with her parents being commiserated with after producing a baby girl. In their part of northern Pakistan, she says, rifle shots ring out in celebration of a baby boy's arrival. But there is no such fanfare for females: their destiny is to cook and clean, to be neither seen nor heard... So how did Malala, who barely warranted a mention in her family's genealogy, become destined for the history books as a powerful symbol for girls' universal right to an education? Her memoir I AM MALALA tells us how -- Baroness Warsi DAILY TELEGRAPH This memoir brings out her best qualities. You can only admire her courage and determination. Her thirst for education and reform appear genuine. She also has an air of innocence, and there is an indestructible confidence. She speaks with such poise that you forget Malala is 16 -- Ziauddin Sardar THE TIMES Malala's evocation of place, beautifully and lovingly described, and her paean to her father with his own passion for education, are fascinating. But so is her toughness. She describes seeing a young girl selling oranges, clearly unable to read or write: "I took a photo of her and vowed I would do everything in my power to help educate girls like her. This was the war I was going to fight." This remarkable book is part memoir, part manifesto. I feel enriched from having read it. I also feel humbled. Our obsession with school performance is suddenly marginalised by a story in which education, quite literally, proves a matter of life and death -- Geoff Barton THE EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT

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“Inspiring”

You have to wonder what this girl could go on to achieve.

Hardback edition
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“My new favourite heroine”

I wanted to read this book out of a sense of respect, knowing the basics of her courageous story. I expected to cry, and be amazed, and angered and awed, which I was. I didn't expect to learn so much, or to... More

Hardback edition
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“A book that should be read by all.”

I have rated this book with top marks, as it has taught me so much about Pakistan and the conflict that the country has faced and continues to do battle with. It also taught me a lot about the Muslim community in... More

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