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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
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Amazing Book, Amazing Girl
May 6th, 2015
This beautiful young girl is amazing. If more people were like her this world would be so different. May God continue to bless her so she can bless others with her words.
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Malala
February 22nd, 2015
I am really satisfied with this book. I have learned so much about Pakistan and how people can in an instant lose some of their rights. Also how these people live with fear and still live their daily routine. Impressive strenghth !
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Stand up
February 12th, 2015
I think what Malala did was Brave, it's miracle that she survived..... She put this book in good wording...
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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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I am Malala
October 11th, 2014
An amazing Girl
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I am Malala
October 11th, 2014
An amazing Girl
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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
May 15th, 2014
A great book. Would highly recommend reading. It was very eye opening on how girls from different countries are still fighting to receive proper eduction. Malala is a real hero who stood up for what she believed in most.
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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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AMAZING
April 7th, 2014
I completely ADORE this book!!!!!!!!!! ONE OF MY FAVORITE BOOKS!!!☺☺☺☺☺☺
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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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Informative look into Swat culture
February 27th, 2014
This was difficult to read at times with flurries of ideas and sometimes too much information, extraneous information, packed into the story. However, a very thorough view into Pashtu culture in the Swat valley of Pakistan. It certainly makes me want to be active, not just very supportive, of education for all, particularly girls and women, knowing that this would improve the standard of living, and further, would possibly reduce the pursuit of violence in societies in which there was a higher level of literacy. The developed world would likely benefit more from educating the Developing World rather than or at least, as well as, supplying military might or even food.
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1 person found this helpful
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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