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I am Malala : the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban /
Malala Yousafzai ; with Christina Lamb.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2013.
description
viii, 327 p., 16 unnumbered pages of plates : col. ill., maps ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0316322407, 9780316322409 :
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imprint
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2013.
isbn
0316322407
9780316322409 :
standard identifier
99955399471
contents note
A daughter is born -- My father the falcon -- Growing up in a school -- The village -- Why I don't wear earrings and Pashtuns don't say thank you -- Children of the rubbish mountain -- The mufti who tried to close our school -- The autumn of the earthquake -- Radio Mullah --Toffees, tennis balls, and the Buddhas of Swat -- The clever class ; The bloody square --The diary of Gul Makai -- A funny kind of peace -- Leaving the valley -- The Valley of Sorrows -- Praying to be tall -- The woman and the sea -- A private Talibanization -- Who is Malala? -- "God, I entrust her to You" -- Journey into the unknown -- "The girl shot in the head, Birmingham" -- "They have snatched her smile" -- One child, one teacher, one book, one pen.
abstract
When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday October 9, 2012, she almost paid the ultimate price.
catalogue key
9093063
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"The touching story will not only inform you of changing conditions in Pakistan, but inspire your rebellious spirit."
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On October 9, 2012, the teenaged Yousafzai was very nearly assassinated by members of the Taliban who objected to her education and womens rights activism in Pakistan. Currently, she lives in England, under threat of execution by the Taliban if she returns home. Lamb, who has been reporting from Pakistan for 26 years and was named Foreign Correspondent of the Year five times, helps Yousafzai tell her hugely significant story.
Main Description
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.
Main Description
When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday October 9, 2012, she almost paid the ultimate price. When she was shot in the head at point blank range while riding the bus home from school, 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 ever nominee 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, and of Malala's parents' fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons. It will make you believe in the power of one person's voice to inspire change in the world.

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