The highly anticipated memoir of Malala Yousafzai, the schoolgirl from Pakistan's Swat region who stood up to the Taliban.
'I come from a country that was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday. We'd finished for the day and I was on the open-back truck we use as a school bus. There were no windows, just thick plastic sheeting that flapped at the sides and a postage stamp of open sky at the back through which I caught a glimpse of a kite wheeling up and down. It was pink, my favourite colour.'
In 2009 Malala Yousafzai began writing an anonymous blog for BBC Urdu about life in the Swat Valley as the Taliban gained control, at times banning girls from attending school. When her identity was discovered, Malala began to appear in Pakistani and international media, campaigning for education for all. On 9 October 2012, Malala was shot at point-blank range by a member of the Taliban on the way home from school. Remarkably, she survived. In April 2013, Time magazine named her one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.
I AM MALALA tells the inspiring story of a schoolgirl who was determined not to be intimidated by extremists, and faced the Taliban with immense courage. Malala speaks of her continuing campaign for every girl's right to an education, shining a light into the lives of those children who cannot attend school. This is just the beginning. . .
- Publication Date:
- 14 / 10 / 2014
- 133 x 197 x 24mm
I am Malala is the amazing story of a girl who fought back against the Taliban and stood up for what she believed in: the equal right to an education for girls. Shot by the Taliban, she recovered and this is her story. A gentle reminder of how lucky we are live where we do and to have the choices we do. - Julie (QBD)
I Am Malala
I Am Malala by seventeen year old Malala Yousafzai, co-recipient of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.
A confronting insight into the daily struggle of young girls in Pakistan to receive not only the education so many take for granted, but also to live without fear of threat and reprisal by the Taliban.
Malala is brave and incredibly inspirational and her story is a must read for all young women.
Keep a look out for children's picture book (ages 4-8) "Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan & Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan" by Jeanette Winter due for release in time for Christmas.
Reviewed by 30jp