I Am Malala
The Girl Who Stood up for Education and Was Shot by the TalibanLarge Print - 2013
From Library Staff
Nonfiction memoir and guaranteed to make you cry, this is the true story of Malala Yousafzai, an advocate for women’s rights and education whose work almost cost her her life at sixteen. I Am Malala is an important reminder that you’re never too young to change the world.
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 ... Read More »
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“Peace in every home, every street, every village, every country – this is my dream. Education for every boy and every girl in the world. To sit down on a chair and read my books with all of my friends at school is my right. To see each and every human being with a smile of happiness is my wish. I am Malala. My world has changed but I have not.” – Malala Yousafzai
"We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced."
"When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful."
My mother always told me, "Hide your face--people are looking at you." I would reply, "It doesn't matter; I'm also looking at them..."
I had no idea what New York and America were... We did not realize then that 9/11 would change our world too, and bring war into our valley.
“We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced”
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This book is amazing. I didn't get to finish it. This was my first time reading a non-fiction book and it wasn't bad for starters. Malala's experience for standing up for girl's education will reach out to other countries or certain places that don't allow females to get education and do something in life. This is not just her life story, it's an adive or some sort for young ladies like her, who would've been in her shoes or done something like this. Every girl or women deserve to have what men get to have in live, I'm talking about having jobs, education, and same treatment. We are all equal.
Before the shooting, she emerged as a local activist for girls' education. After the shooting, her message and activism reached the global level. With determination and courage, Malala's dream for every girl in the world to go to school becomes contagious. Her story teaches us that being a spark for change doesn't require an old age.
The story of the young woman who stood up for girls education and nearly payed the ultimate price.
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