Author(s): Malala Yousafzai; Patricia McCormick
A MEMOIR BY THE YOUNGEST RECIPIENT OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE
As seen on Netflix with David Letterman
"I come from a country that was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday."
When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.
On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive.
Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she became a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize.
I AM MALALA is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls' education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.
I AM MALALA will make you believe in the power of one person's voice to inspire change in the world.
PUBLICATION SEPTEMBER 2015
Written by Malala for her peers, this is a brand new look at the girl behind the icon.
A storyof courage, conviction and determination that right will always win in the end Carousel 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
Malala's down to earth way of telling her story opened my heart. Her voice is all the more powerful coming from one so young. KIDS BOOK REVIEW
Firstly, I would like to start off by saying that this was the most inspiring autobiography I have ever read... I would recommend anyone to read this book because it really opened my eyes and made me more aware of what atrocities were happening in the outside world. This book takes its reader on a roller-coaster of emotions from happiness to sadness, from shock to relief. It is an easy read and really worth reading.I would give it five stars out of five because it was just amazing, fascinating and extremely interesting. -- Ayesha GUARDIAN TEEN BOOKS
This is one of the two non-fiction books I now own, it'll be placed next to my copy of Anne Frank's Diary on my ever overflowing bookshelves. THE SLEEPY BOOK NERD
Malala: The Girl who Stood up for Education and Changed the World is a book I'd really recommend to anybody and everybody. It's such an important read: It's inspirational, influential and moving - but incredibly informative too, because before I'd seen very little about all of the shocking events that happened in Pakistan. Patricia McCormick and Malala are visibly both incredibly talented writers - and this book will definitely stay with me for a long time. It's incredibly hard to do this book justice in a review... This definitely isn't a title you'll want to miss! THE BIBLIOMANIAC
A true story of love, loss and tremendous courage, showing how a single voice can change the world. -- CaraErica GUARDIAN TEEN BOOKS
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.