I Am Malala
The Girl Who Stood up for Education and Was Shot by the TalibanLarge Print - 2013
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ByLori Feb 09, 2017
I was excited to learn more about Malala in this story, but was hoping for a more smooth narrative in this book. Her story is strong and interesting, but the writing was a bit dry and read more like some of the more traditional presentation of facts and information, instead of the memoir style I... Read More »
DCLteens Nov 17, 2016
I am Malala is an autobiography written by the youngest Nobel Prize winner in history. It tells the story of a young Muslim Pakistani girl who was taught to stand up for what she believes. When the Taliban took control of her region, they dramatically reduced the rights of women, denying them edu... Read More »
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“Peace in every home, every street, every village, every country – this is my dream. Education for every boy and every girl in the world. To sit down on a chair and read my books with all of my friends at school is my right. To see each and every human being with a smile of happiness is my wish. I am Malala. My world has changed but I have not.” – Malala Yousafzai
"We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced."
"When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful."
My mother always told me, "Hide your face--people are looking at you." I would reply, "It doesn't matter; I'm also looking at them..."
I had no idea what New York and America were... We did not realize then that 9/11 would change our world too, and bring war into our valley.
“We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced”
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Before the shooting, she emerged as a local activist for girls' education. After the shooting, her message and activism reached the global level. With determination and courage, Malala's dream for every girl in the world to go to school becomes contagious. Her story teaches us that being a spark for change doesn't require an old age.
The story of the young woman who stood up for girls education and nearly payed the ultimate price.
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