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A MEMOIR BY THE YOUNGEST RECIPIENT OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

"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.

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I Am Malala
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Malala
November 2nd, 2015
Givers the reader an insight into a world of poverty and struggle against a regime we don't understand or trust. These people thirst for the freedom to live learn and grow older and wiser but some governments interpretation of religious guidelines is warped beyond logic. Must read to appreciate this girls drive and wisdom and bravery
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A privilege to read
October 8th, 2015
An inspiring, intelligent and brave young girl who is creating a better world for all of us who live in it. As she educates herself, she educates others and nothing can stop her, not even a bullet. I have been complaining about a physics course I am taking, the final course I need to complete my college program. Thank you Malala for reminding me that education is a privilege, and I am lucky to have this privilege.
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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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2 of 2 people found this helpful
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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2 of 2 people 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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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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January 23rd, 2014
Incredible memoir about a hero of our time.
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January 23rd, 2014
This is a fascinating and inspiring story. Malala gives us a well-described sense of the Swat Valley in Pakistan where she grew up, it's daily life, attitudes, and customs. Dealing with a variety of threats including poverty and Taliban violence, Malala lets us experience the fear and hope which she faced and which all females who want to be educated face. The role of women and girls is interestingly described from Malala's viewpoint. Her courage, and the determination of her father to encourage her give us hope that life can improve in her beloved land.
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January 23rd, 2014
This is a fabulous read! What an incredible story about an amazing young girl who did everything in her power to stand up for the right for girls to be educated in her homeland. Her voice is now heard around the world. It has given me a much greater understanding of Pakistan and all of the challenges the people of the country have faced.
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January 23rd, 2014
I read this book while on holidays and found it very interesting. The book gives you an overview of the political history in Pakistan which is helpful in understanding the difficulties those people have endured and continue to endure. It gives one a better understanding of how the extremists think. It gave me a better understanding of the oppression that women endure in other parts of the world. I didn't want to put the book down. Malala's father was an amazing man and his values and passion were adopted by his daughter. I recommend this book to everyone. It will ignite something inside of you to push for justice for everyone.
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January 23rd, 2014
Loved it! A very brave girl. I loved how she talked about her father not caring his first born was a girl. How her father fought for the love he wanted. Gave me a different perspective on that part of the world...no all people are the same.
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January 22nd, 2014
Although it is titled I am Malala, much of the book is about her father, who of course is a very important part of her life. The history of Islam and some of the politics is a little heavy going, but once you get past that, it is a great read. Malala & her father are so out spoken, it becomes a question of not why would the Taliban shoot her, but why wouldn't they? Malala is a great role model for girls around the world. I highly recommend this book!
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January 22nd, 2014
This book was a fantastic read that I couldn't put down. I feel so much more educated about Pakistan, it's history, and it's current political climate. Malala is such an inspiration, not just to girls, but to everyone. Highly recommended!
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I am Malala
December 25th, 2013
Outstanding read! What a brave girl who sees the world and making changes so positive! Her parents should be so proud. The setting takes readers into a world we only hear of. Its all so interesting, could not put it down!
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I am malala
December 19th, 2013
A must read.
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Thank you Malala
December 6th, 2013
Thank you for sharing your incredible story and for writing it in a way that explained the history and situation in Pakistan that was easy to follow and answered many questions about Islam. As a teacher, I too, pray and hope all children will have the opportunity to attend school and receive an education that will help them work towards peace for all nations and an end to poverty.
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Next Pakistan PM
October 31st, 2013
Great story. How can she still be so positive with all that has happened to her and her family.
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I Am Malala
October 23rd, 2013
Wonderful story! Everyone in education should read this.
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I am Malala
October 18th, 2013
Sometimes the young are the wisest as they havent yet become addicted to greed or power. No where in the world should anyone saying they believe all children should learn be a target.
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