[]
[]

I Am Malala

The Girl Who Stood up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
Yousafzai, Malala (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
I Am Malala
Print

Item Details

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday October 9, 2012, she almost paid the ultimate price. 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 point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. Instead, Malala's 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 has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize. This 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. This story will make you believe in the power of one person's voice to inspire change in the world. -- Publisher's description.
Authors: Yousafzai, Malala, 1997-
Title: I am Malala
the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban
Publisher: New York, NY :, Little, Brown, & Company,, 2013
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: viii, 327 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: The Day My World Changed
Before the Taliban. A daughter is born ; My father the falcon ; Growing up in a school ; The village ; Why I don't wear earrings and Pashtuns don't say thank you ; Children of the rubbish mountain ; The mufti who tried to close our school ; The autumn of the earthquake
The Valley of Death. Radio Mullah ; Toffees, tennis balls, and the Buddhas of Swat ; The clever class ; The bloody square ; The diary of Gul Makai ; A funny kind of peace ; Leaving the valley
Three Girls, Three Bullets. The Valley of Sorrows ; Praying to be tall ; The woman and the sea ; A private Talibanization ; Who is Malala?
Between Life and Death. "God, I entrust her to You" ; Journey into the unknown
A second life. "The girl shot in the head, Birmingham" ; "They have snatched her smile"
One child, one teacher, one book, one pen
Important events in Pakistan and Swat
Summary: When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday October 9, 2012, she almost paid the ultimate price.
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 point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. Instead, Malala's 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 has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize. This 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. This story will make you believe in the power of one person's voice to inspire change in the world. -- Publisher's description.
Additional Contributors: Lamb, Christina
ISBN: 9780316322409
0316322407
Statement of Responsibility: Malala Yousafzai ; with Christina Lamb
Subject Headings: Yousafzai, Malala, 1997- Young women Education Pakistan Biography Children's rights Pakistan Biography BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
Topical Term: Young women
Children's rights
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Personal Memoirs
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Women
LCCN: 2013941811
MARC Display»

Opinion

Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

inspiring. i look forward to rereading in light of her nobel peace prize award this week.

Oct 09, 2014
  • BBurnett rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

life story of Malala, only 17 yrs old, but already an international star for her stand on education for girls. Born and raised in rural Pakistan to an enlightened father, she is given the chance to education, that most girls do not. When the Taliban controls the province she is in, she continues to stand up for her rights, making her a target. Interesting story.

I am Malala was a truly inspirational book. It revolves around a young Malala as she grows up in Swat Valley, Pakistan. She valued her education and always strived to do her best in school. Reading this, reading how excited she was to go to school and learn made me realize how much we take for granted every single day. We have the ability to go to school, regardless of our gender and obtain an education. Even with the Taliban in Pakistan telling girls they are not allowed to go to school, simply because of their sex, Malala took a stand and decided that there wasn't anyone who would stop her from educating herself. She saw the value of education and that's something I think people her age here lack. What we as teenagers need to come to terms with is the fact that education is self-empowerment, it gives us the ability to go out into the world and form opinions on issues and question authority. When Malala was on her bus going to school the Taliban shot her on the left side of her forehead. “I didn’t see the two young men step out into the road and bring the van to a sudden halt. I didn’t get a chance to answer their question “Who is Malala?” or I would have explained to them why they should let us girls go to school as well as their own sisters and daughters. The last thing I remember is that I was thinking about the revision I needed to do for the next day.” The Taliban did not silence her, she continued to speak out and now with an even louder voice that can be heard amongst the storms and in the rain and most importantly. in our hearts. Malala has recovered and after coming out of the hospital was stronger than ever, and if anything more determined to reach her goal for education for women everywhere. So as women let’s show the world out true potential, by educating ourselves to the best of our ability so we can go out and change the world.

Sep 20, 2014
  • delmacdc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The Year of the Girl Child - the year of Malala! I cannot wait to see this inspirational teenager grow into her convictions! For equality, for human rights, for freedom of thought and life - Cheers to Malala! This is also a great cause to support. Total respect for those in Pakistan, England and around the world who saved this brave warrior and continue to support her family and their cause. Education is a right for all children!

Aug 29, 2014
  • triptophan rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Although, Malala survived being shot by the Taliban, and she cares about girls having an education, I couldn't finish reading her biography because it was too violent.

Jul 17, 2014
  • writermala rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Malala stood up for education and her reward was getting shot by the Taliban! This courageous girl from Swat, Pakistan loved school and felt she and all the girls of her country, and the whole world, had the right to an education. She was outspoken and never tired of speaking out on this subject. She almost paid for it with her life but some timely intervention by several hospitals saved her. Alas! as her father remarked she lost her pretty smile, "They have snatched her Smile," he cried! Today she is 17. On her sixteenth birthday she stood up at the United Nations and received a standing ovation for her speech. A powerful book.

This is a must read if not to find out more about why this girl was shot then perhaps to at least learn something about different cultures. In response to the person who said it was terribly written, try writing a book in your second or third language. There are moments where the writing could be much more clearly written however it's not worse than many American written books available these days. I also found there was a bit too much emphasis on history. It could have been shortened by fifty pages and I would still have a good idea of the history of that area. The best part of the book was the last few chapters.

Jun 02, 2014
  • fasttom rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I Am Malala by Malala Yousalzai with Christina Lamb.

This is heartbreaking though a very inspiring autobiography of a teenage girl named Malala, who with her father, speaks up for the right of education for girls and believes in peaceful protests in a country terrorized by the Taliban. There are lighter moments of Malala with her family and her classmates. I enjoyed reading about Malala’s birth in Mingora in the Swat district in Pakistan and the fact that her father wants to celebrate her birth in a religion that celebrates boys only. Her father, Ziauddin reads and sings poetry to Malala as a baby and girl. Her mother mother, Toorpekai, makes breakfast and takes care of the home. She loves her two brothers as well as her parents. I also enjoyed learning the history of her tribe, the Pashtuns, and the beauty of the Swat valley with the flowers and waterfalls. And, it’s long history from being a Pashtun tribe, advent of the Chinese and Buddhism, to its independence from Great Britian, and its eventual annexation to Pakistan.

The story gets quite intense when the Taliban take control of the Swat valley and other parts of Pakistan and imposed a stricter, twisted version of the Islamic faith on the people. Malala speaks out with her father who is a school teacher and political activist. Woman must wear cover their faces and not leave the home unless accompanied by a male from the family. One day a Mufti, a so called Islamic scholar, wants to close the girls’ school because Ziauddin, Malala’s father is “running a haram school and bringing shame on the neighborhood.” I learn that there a radical versions of Islam.

One day Malala and two other girls are shot by the Taliban on the way home from school. She is shot in the head and leaves her country to be treated.

Her story is very well written and descriptive. Her story is amazing and inspiring and well worth the read. Malala explains that the Quran wants all people, boys as well as girls, to have knowledge. She doesn’t wish revenge for the man who shot her. Instead she prays for peace in her country and dreams of a political solution. This is impressive for a sixteen year old teenager to say. It’s part of her Muslim faith and her family values.

May 29, 2014
  • savtadina rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

An amazing book and a must read for young adults and adults alike. I was hesitant to read it at first because I thought it would dwell on her getting shot and recovery, but only a small part of the end of the book was on that topic. The story is of Malala's growing up in a mountainous region of Pakistan, and her life paralleling the history of the country at that time. Her father ran a private school where girls and boys were both educated and Malala was a top student, wise beyond her years. She was a strong advocate for education for all, especially girls and poor girls. She learned from home to share with others, and always scholarshiped students also ate with her family. Although I am not ignorant on Asian history, I learned much more about Pakistan from the viewpoint of a Pakistani. It is very important for us to hear that viewpoint.

May 20, 2014
  • blolo rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

She is a fascinating and inspiring girl, but the book itself is a TERRIBLE read. Poorly written, very dry and boring... rather than discussing her personal convictions, interesting anecdotes from her life or her emotional reactions to various events... this book is just a narrative of "this happened, then this happened, then this happened" in the most dull way imaginable.

View All Comments

Age

Add Age Suitability

white_horse_386 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

Allegiant thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Summary

Add a Summary

this book is about a girl how stood up for she want to do and know and that was girls should go to school

Notices

Add a Notice

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Videos

Add a Video

There are no videos for this title yet.

Find it at SMCL

  Loading...

Powered by BiblioCommons.
app05 Version Arkelstorp Last updated 2014/10/23 09:41