I am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World

I am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World

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By (author) Malala Yousafzai, By (author) Patricia McCormick

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Written in collaboration with critically acclaimed National Book Award finalist Patty McCormick, this is Malala's story, written for her peers. Meet the girl behind the icon - a girl who loves cricket, has spats with her best friend, and, on the day of the shooting, nearly overslept and missed an exam. A girl who saw women suddenly banned from public, schools blown up, and Taliban opponents whipped in public. A girl whose homeland descended into a state of fear and repression, and who found herself transformed from being somewhat shy and bookish into a fearless opponent of a murderous regime. This is the story of her passionate belief in every child's right to education, her determination to make that a reality throughout the world, and her hope to inspire other children around the world to stand up for their rights alongside her. Includes brand new material about Malala's life after the shooting - adapting to life in a strange country, rehabilitation, and her thoughts on the continued threats she faces, as well as new photos and illustrations.

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Malala Yousafzai was born in 1997 in the Swat Valley of Pakistan. In her short lifetime, she has already experienced devastating changes in her country, which has been transformed from a once peaceful land to a hotbed of terrorism. Malala, who now lives in Birmingham, England, says she has been given a second life, which she intends to devote to the good of the people and her belief that all girls everywhere deserve an education. The fund she started can be found at malalafund.org. Patricia McCormick is a two-time National Book Award Finalist and the author of several critically acclaimed books for young adults, including Sold, an account of human trafficking based on her research in the brothels of Calcutta, and Never Fall Down, the story of a boy who survived the Killing Fields of Cambodia by playing music. McCormick was named a New York Foundation for the Arts fellow in 2004 and a MacDowell Fellow in 2009. She is also the winner of the 2009 German Peace Prize for Youth Literature.She lives in New York with her husband. For more information, go to patriciamccormick.com.