Thursday, October 10, 2013

I Am Malala ~ by Malala Yousafzai

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban ~ by Malala Yousafzai, 2013, memoir
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 has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize.  This book 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.  One person's voice can change in the world.
Malala's Swat Valley
I am very impressed with Malala Yousafzai.  So young, yet so wise.  She is already changing the world, even though she's only 16 years old.  Learn more about her:


Amy said...

I hope she wins it!

Helen's Book Blog said...

I just watched her interview with Jon Stewart last night, what a remarkable young woman! I added her book to my list of must reads though I wonder if it will be difficult to get ahold of now that she is so "in the news."

Bonnie Jacobs said...

A local columnist, David Cook, wrote that Malala was the people's choice to win the Nobel.

But she didn't win it.