Book jacket
I am Malala : how one girl stood up for education and changed the world

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2014
"I am Malala. This is my story. Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren't allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn't go to school. Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on October 9, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause: She was shot point-blank while riding the bus on her way home from school. No one expected her to survive. Now Malala is an international symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize nominee. In this Young readers edition of her bestselling memoir, which includes exclusive photos and material, we hear firsthand the remarkable story of a girl who knew from a young age that she wanted to change the world -- and did. Malala's powerful story will open your eyes to another world and will make you believe in hope, truth, miracles and the possibility that one person -- one young person -- can inspire change in her community and beyond"--Provided by publisher.

Item Details

Subjects:

Other Authors: McCormick, Patricia, 1956-

ISBN:

  • 9780316327930
  • 9780316327916
  • 9780316311199
  • 0316327913
  • 0316311197

Edition: Young readers edition.

Description: 230 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations, map ; 22 cm

Notes: Young readers edition based on the New York Times bestseller I am Malala : the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban, 2013.

Link to PAC
Ung, Loung — These remarkable young women are both survivors of violent political oppression and have penned candid, richly detailed, and compelling accounts of their experiences as victims of brutal regimes and later as refugees in other countries. Loung Ung's books deal more extensively with her psychological trauma and can be bleaker. -- Derek Keyser
Lee, Harper; Berry, Carmen Renee; Smith, Betty, 1896-1972 — These authors' works are Moving, and they share: the subject 'Girls'.
Kidd, Sue Monk; Brashares, Ann; Kelly, Martha Hall; Pessl, Marisha; Brunt, Carol Rifka — These authors' works are Moving, and they share: the subject 'Teenage girls'.
Wells, Rebecca, 1952- — These authors' works are Inspiring and Moving, and they share: the subject 'Girls'.
Forman, Gayle; Krauss, Nicole — These authors' works are Moving, and they share: the subjects 'Teenage girls' and 'Life change events'.

Reader Reviews

Approval Rating: 50% (6/12)
Average Rating: 3.95

★★★★☆ Wonder Autobiography

By MadisonW7-1 on Tue, 07 Nov 2017 09:01:37

The book “I am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai with Patricia McCormick is an autobiography. I like how the book is written because Malala wrote about herself and her life growing up. She wrote how she stood up to people to get girl rights. I like this book because it taught you to be brave, by read how she was brave and determine. I especially liked it because she was standing up for girl rights and even know I don’t live there it makes me feel better. When I read the book I think of Malala as a very brave and smart girl because of her personality. I like the person Malala so it makes the book better. Malala braveness is something not everyone has. It makes you want to read the book and like the book easier. Something that Malala said was “They cannot stop me. I will get my education.” This quotes shows she is determine, but the next quote shows she is brave. Something else Malala said was, “Everyone knows they will die someday. No one can stop death. It's doesn't matter if it comes from a Talib or from cancer.” I think you should read this book because just by reading it you feel like you are braver. This book is a awesome book, and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone.

★★★★★

By white_fish_53 on Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:27:09

Malala is such an positive thinking women.who changed the world's thinking about girls. i am proud about the fact that Malala is from my place!!!!

☆☆☆☆☆

By tank_man_2000 on Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:30:59

how you buy it ?

★☆☆☆☆

By triptophan on Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:35:46

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.

★★★★★

By fasttom on Mon, 02 Jun 2014 12:48:09

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.

★★★★★ Favorite Book

By tyrat7-2 on Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:40:00

The book I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai is definitely a thrilling read. The genre is autobiography. It gives a bit of both funny and serious sides. The book is a enjoyable read to. I like that Malala gave it in first person point of view, cause then she made it so we knew all of her thoughts and feelings. The book I Am Malala is placed in Pakistan. Where the Tablian tribe try to take over. And stop the right for girls education. But when Malala tries to stop them, will she be successful? Or will she put her life on the line?

★★★★★ Inspiring

By tyrat7-2 on Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:34:26

The book I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai is definitely a thrilling read. The genre is autobiography. It gives a bit of both funny and serious sides. The book is a enjoyable read to. I like that Malala gave it in first person point of view, cause then she made it so we knew all of her thoughts and feelings. The book I Am Malala is placed in Pakistan. Where the Tablian tribe try to take over. And stop the right for girls education. But when Malala tries to stop them, will she be successful? Or will she put her life on the line?

★★★★★ great book

By CheyanneF7-3 on Tue, 03 Nov 2015 12:33:11

The author of the book I am malala is Patricia McCormick. This is a very wonderful book. A 12 year old girl named malala. She and her family are Muslim. They live in Iran. She was only 12 years old when the Taliban came to her town. I think this is a good book because the book tells the story of someone’s life. And how they were affected by the Taliban. The way she was affected was very sad. The setting compare to the world now. Because there are tersest still out there. Maybe not the same group. It contrast to world know because the same group of terroirs in the same place. When I close my eyes I can see the setting. The setting is a desert. This is a amazing book that everyone should read.

★★★★☆ Inspires children.

By Westerville Library Staff on Wed, 12 Nov 2014 16:22:37

Malala Yousafzai, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, tells the story of how she developed into an advocate for education, especially education for girls. The Young Reader's edition is perfect for the younger readers. It inspires children to realize that, young as they are, they have a mission and they can make a difference. - Alice, Support Services

★★★★☆ I am Malala

By hpl summer reading on Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:43:14

Knowledge really is power. I greatly admire Malala and her father for daring to push the accepted limits of education in their culture.

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