I Am Malala

I Am Malala : How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World; Teen Edition Retold by Malala for her Own Generation

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'Malala is an inspiration to girls and women all over the world.' - J.K. Rowling

I Am Malala tells the remarkable true story of a girl who knew she wanted to change the world - and did.

Raised in the Swat Valley in Pakistan, Malala was taught to stand up for her beliefs. When terrorists took control of her region and declared girls were forbidden from going to school, Malala fought for her right to an education. And, on 9 October 2012, she nearly paid the ultimate price for her courage when she was shot on her way home from school.

No one expected her to survive.

Now, she is an international symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest person ever to win a Nobel Peace Prize.

A must-read for anyone who believes in the power of change.

* This teen edition is a first-hand account told in Malala's own words for her generation. The paperback includes extra material, a Q&A and updated discussion notes. *

This book inspired the film HE NAMED ME MALALA, the winner of the BAFTA for Best Documentary.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 132 x 198 x 22mm | 267g
  • Orion Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1780622163
  • 9781780622163
  • 49,101

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Malala is an inspiration to girls and women all over the world J. K. Rowling
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Malala is an inspiration to girls and women all over the world -- J. K. Rowling Her inspirational book...reveals not only her motivations for becoming an educational activist but also the complexities of being well-known yet lonely and the sadness of her refugee family yearning for their homeland * Daily Mail * It's a searing and personal portrait of a young woman who dared to make a difference. * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY * The amazing story of Malala's courage and her fight for the education of girls is well known. Here, in her own voice, she tells of her journey from her early days as a clever school girl to her exceptional life as an international speaker on the rights of girls to get an education. Growing up in a village in the Swat valley in Pakistan Malala and her friends faced persecution from Islamic fundamentalists who believed women should not be educated. In 2012, Malala and her two school friends were targeted and shot when travelling home from school one day. Fortunately, Malala and her friends survived. From that day on, Malala campaigned for the rights of all girls to get an education. Hearing her tell her story is inspirational. * Julia Eccleshare, LOVEREADING * Aimed at teen readers, this telling of Malala's story is simply told but still very powerful. It's a sharp insight into a major issue, leavened by her very warm and personal telling. It should be on every school curriculum and on the reading list of every member of parliaments around the world. * The Bookbag * A story of courage, conviction and determination that right will always win in the end * Carousel * A must-read for teenagers everywhere * WRD Magazine * Her story is inspirational * Lovereading4kids *
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About Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai was born in 1997 in the Swat Valley of Pakistan which she saw transformed from a beautiful and peaceful land to a place of fear and repression under the control of the Taliban. Malala now lives in Birmingham, England, and says she has been given a second life, which she intends to devote to her belief that children everywhere deserve an education. In 2014 she was jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. 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 or follow Patricia on Twitter @McCormickWrites.
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