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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.

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.

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I am Malala
January 10th, 2015
This book was recommended to me by my 13 year old grand daughter. It gave me an in site to what is happening to young girls in this part of the world. A very good book. Wonderful young women.
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Wonderful
January 4th, 2015
Such an amazing and inspratinal story it made me laugh cry and gasp with horror. I hope evreyone liked this book as much as me .
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Book whore
May 26th, 2014
This is an inspirational book by an insanely gifted girl. This book gives the inside to the live of not 'the girlwho got shot by the taliban' but about Malala a smart girl who just wants all children to be allowed to go to school.
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Book whore
May 26th, 2014
This is an inspirational book by an insanely gifted girl. This book gives the inside to the live of not 'the girlwho got shot by the taliban' but about Malala a smart girl who just wants all children to be allowed to go to school.
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I Am Malala
April 18th, 2014
Everyone must read this book as it is an inspiration to children of the world who need to go to school but can't and malala is one that will continue on her journey to make it happen. Love the book. John Coward
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
April 12th, 2014
Love this book.
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March 8th, 2014
I really liked this book, from the way it was written, to the history that was provided and the overall story of a young girl literally fighting for something that we take for granted. Some may not appreciate the in-depth history surrounding the Taliban however I felt it allowed me to fully understand what was happening around her and the struggles she and her family faced on a daily basis. I think it was important to share those intimate stories (although at times I didn't understand who was who at certain points). Malala's father inspired me the most because I believe he was the true hero in this storyline, because if it wasn't for him, change in Pakistan would not have happened. His courage, strength, un-wavering support and love allowed his daughter to feel safe in a very "unsafe" world to speak out on what was each person's right - education.
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January 31st, 2014
This book was a huge eye opener to the struggles of life for women in a world stuck in time. My world was oblivious to the real sacrifices these women are forced to take, just to stay alive and it made me appreciate my own exsistance. It was a saddly compelling story driven by an undeniably brave girl, old beyond her years.
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January 26th, 2014
This is a very educational book abut Pakistan. I loved it!
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January 24th, 2014
A fantastic well written book that engages the reader.
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January 24th, 2014
Being a fellow Muslim, I was indeed intrigued and awed by the courage of this young girl who is brave enough to state out what is wrong with her country and strive for education to be available for all. Coming from a country where education is a main priority and females over populated the men in schools,colleges and universities, I was indeed aghast to discovered that in certain parts of the world, women are being treated as second class citizens. It brought a tear to my eyes, how Malala and her friends struggled to continue their education despite the horrors of war, earthquake and ongoing power struggle between the military and the Islamic militants in Pakistan. Certainly Malala owed much of her courage from her own father who is an education activist and is the owner of a private school. Their family background and details about the Swat Valley is described vividly in the book and readers get to know more about the places that she have lived and been to. This book should be given out to every teens so that they would realised how important an education is and not to think of schooling so lightly. I felt so grateful to be able to live in a country where although the majority are Muslims, the women are not banned from attending schools and told to stay at homes to serve the men. Thank you, Malala for bringing attention to your plight. Isn't it ironic that instead of silencing Malala with the gunshot, the Taliban instead have given her an even bigger voice that have been heard the world over.
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January 24th, 2014
Thoroughly enjoyed it!!! Nice to hear that there are people who really just want to co exist in this world with the rest of us.
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January 24th, 2014
A great read, sadly at the experience that this young lady and her fellow country women is a very sad circumstance. I applaud her courage to make things right and stand up for herself
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January 24th, 2014
I was very dissapointed with this book. There was so much hype about it, and seemed like it was for such an important issue. Expecting it to be written from the view point of the a young girl, however it seemed like someone with their own agenda has written it with her as the cover. I have read other books about how the Taliban and Muslim way of life have affected women and girls, that were much better. For example The Book of Fate, makes you really feel like you know the characters and want to change the way women are treated.
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January 23rd, 2014
This young girl is old beyond her years. She has been the strongest young girl I think I have heard or read about. If you have never heard of this girl her book is a real must to read, but be prepared to not put it down. Once you turn the first page you are going to have to finish the book at that sitting. A must must read for all ages.
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January 23rd, 2014
What an amazing story. Such a brave girl and family. Loved every minute of this book
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January 23rd, 2014
Amazing story. Such an eye opener to what the other side of the world is going through. It is amazing to see someone that is so passionate about education. "Education is the greatest weapon we can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela
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January 23rd, 2014
What a remarkable young girl. This should be a required read for students in he Canadian School System. It may make them realize just how lucky they are.
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January 23rd, 2014
I liked it. One or her best books. Wish there was a part 2!
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January 23rd, 2014
I thought it was awesome to see a young women who lives is such a female supressed environment be so strong. give me hope for our future generation
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