"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. "--
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I liked this book because it talked about a girl who believed something was right and just kept believing in her self. I feel that I can now have faith in the world that I am made to stay here and do all that I can to help.It made me think of what kind of school I go to.Around the world some kids have to be separated from the boys and the girls. I learned that people in different country's have to where different clothes than others. At the end there was a glossary so I could under stand what some of the words meant if I didn't know them. It made me happy that I could understand how different people can do different things, if they put there heart into it.
We are lucky to have Malala in the world, championing the rights of girls.
This autobiography, cowritten with noted YA author Patricia McCormick, shows Malala's life both before and after her attempted assassination so listeners get a good dose of her early childhood and the rhythms of her daily life before the Taliban make their appearance in the Swad Valley. It's pretty clear from the outset that Malala is not raised as the majority of girls in Pakistan are, due in large part to her father, and she refers many times to his courage and beliefs as the foundation for her own convictions.
Adults and young adults would be advised to read the "complete" edition; however, this version is highly suited to readers ages 11 and under.
Even with death threats against her, she continued to speak out for what she believed.
The book details her shooting, recovery, and aftermath.
The Young Readers' Edition is a quick, accessible read.
Pick it up and educate yourself. I know I learned a lot from this book.