When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl fought for her right to an education about I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai [Paperback Book]. On Tuesday, 9 October 2012, she almost paid the ultimate price when she was shot in the head at point-blank range on her way home from school, and no one expected her to survive. Now, she is an international symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize winner.
From the young age that she wanted to change the world, and did, her journey will open your eyes to another world and will make you believe in hope, truth, miracles, and the determination of one person to inspire change. Malala Yousafzai’s extraordinary journey has taken her from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations.
I Am Malala will make you believe in the power of one person’s voice to inspire change in the world.
“Inspirational and powerful” Grazia
“Malala is an inspiration to girls and women all over the world.” JK Rowling
“Not only powerful, but also very instructive about the recent history of Pakistan and the pressures of everyday life there. One finishes the book full of admiration both for Malala, and for her father, who has clearly inspired her.” The Sunday Times
“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
“The medical team that saved Malala; her own stoicism and resilience; the support of her family, now, again in exile, this time in Birmingham; Malala’s level-headed resolve to continue to champion education and children’s rights, these are all powerful reminders of the best in human nature. Much of the money Malala has been awarded has gone to the Malala fund (www.malalafund.org). “Please join my mission,” she asks. It’s vital that those of us who can, do.” Yvonne Roberts, Observer
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Malala Yousafzai is a cofounder and board member of Malala Fund. Malala began her campaign for education at age eleven, when she anonymously blogged for BBC Urdu about life under the Taliban in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. Inspired by her father’s activism, Malala soon began advocating publicly for girls’ education, attracting international media attention and awards. At age fifteen, she was attacked by the Taliban for speaking out. Malala recovered in the United Kingdom and continued her fight for girls. In 2013, she founded Malala Fund with her father, Ziauddin. A year later, Malala received the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her efforts to see every girl complete twelve years of free, safe and quality education. She is currently a student at Oxford University, pursuing a degree in philosophy, politics and economics.
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: W&N; Latest edition (9 October 2014)
Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 2.5 x 19.7 cm