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I am Malala : how one girl stood up for education and changed the world /

by Yousafzai, Malala; McCormick, Patricia.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.Edition: Young readers edition ; First edition.Description: 230 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780316327930; 031632793X.Subject(s): Yousafzai, Malala, 1997- -- Juvenile literature | Yousafzai, Malala, 1997- | Young women -- Education -- Pakistan -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Children's rights -- Pakistan -- Juvenile literature | JUVENILE NONFICTION -- School & Education | JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Biography & Autobiography -- Political | JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Biography & Autobiography -- Women | JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Girls & Women | JUVENILE NONFICTION -- History -- Middle East | JUVENILE NONFICTION -- People & Places -- Middle East | Biography | Juvenile works
Contents:
Prologue -- As free as a bird -- Dreams -- A magic pencil -- A warning from God -- The first direct threat -- Radio Mullah -- The Taliban in Swat -- No one is safe -- Candy from the sky -- 2008: What terrorism feels like -- A chance to speak -- A schoolgirl's diary -- Class dismissed -- Secret school -- Peace" -- Displaced -- Home -- A humble request and a strange peace -- Good news at last -- A death threat against me -- The promise of spring -- Omens -- A day like any other -- A place called Birmingham -- Problems, solutions -- A hundred questions -- Passing the hours -- We are all here now -- Filling in the blanks -- Messages from around the world -- A bittersweet day -- Miracles -- This new place -- The one thing we know -- Anniversary -- Epilogue: one girl among many.
Summary: "I Am Malala. This is my story. Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren't allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn't go to school. Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on October 9, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause: She was shot point-blank while riding the bus on her way home from school. No one expected her to survive. Now Malala is an international symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize nominee. In this Young Readers Edition of her bestselling memoir, which includes exclusive photos and material, we hear firsthand the remarkable story of a girl who knew from a young age that she wanted to change the world -- and did. Malala's powerful story will open your eyes to another world and will make you believe in hope, truth, miracles and the possibility that one person -- one young person -- can inspire change in her community and beyond."-- Provided by publisher.
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The bestselling memoir by Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai. <br> <br> I Am Malala. This is my story. <br> Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren't allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn't go to school. <br> Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on October 9, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause: She was shot point-blank while riding the bus on her way home from school. <br> No one expected her to survive. <br> Now Malala is an international symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner. In this Young Readers Edition of her bestselling memoir, which has been reimagined specifically for a younger audience and includes exclusive photos and material, we hear firsthand the remarkable story of a girl who knew from a young age that she wanted to change the world -- and did. <br> Malala's powerful story will open your eyes to another world and will make you believe in hope, truth, miracles and the possibility that one person -- one young person -- can inspire change in her community and beyond.<br> <br>

"I Am Malala. This is my story. Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren't allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn't go to school. Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on October 9, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause: She was shot point-blank while riding the bus on her way home from school. No one expected her to survive. Now Malala is an international symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize nominee. In this Young Readers Edition of her bestselling memoir, which includes exclusive photos and material, we hear firsthand the remarkable story of a girl who knew from a young age that she wanted to change the world -- and did. Malala's powerful story will open your eyes to another world and will make you believe in hope, truth, miracles and the possibility that one person -- one young person -- can inspire change in her community and beyond."-- Provided by publisher.

Prologue -- As free as a bird -- Dreams -- A magic pencil -- A warning from God -- The first direct threat -- Radio Mullah -- The Taliban in Swat -- No one is safe -- Candy from the sky -- 2008: What terrorism feels like -- A chance to speak -- A schoolgirl's diary -- Class dismissed -- Secret school -- Peace" -- Displaced -- Home -- A humble request and a strange peace -- Good news at last -- A death threat against me -- The promise of spring -- Omens -- A day like any other -- A place called Birmingham -- Problems, solutions -- A hundred questions -- Passing the hours -- We are all here now -- Filling in the blanks -- Messages from around the world -- A bittersweet day -- Miracles -- This new place -- The one thing we know -- Anniversary -- Epilogue: one girl among many.

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Library Journal Review

In October 2012, 15-year-old activist Yousafzai was shot in the head by the Taliban in her home city of Mingora, Pakistan. The world watched as she was taken to England for treatment and ultimately recovered from her wound. Cowritten with journalist Lamb, this work is much more than the story of Yousafzai's young life. Her narrative examines and elaborates on politics, Pakistan's history, friendship, faith, and, above all else, the need for education for girls. Following in her outspoken father's footsteps, Yousafzai uses every opportunity to champion the cause for which she became a target. While most of the book is well read by actress Archie Panjabi, the prolog, in which Yousafzai narrates the story of her shooting, is particularly powerful. VERDICT Listeners will find a wealth of inspirational material in Yousafzai's story, but the best moments are those in which she steps back from discussions of dissension and Taliban brutality and reveals herself to be an ordinary, Twilight-loving girl.-Anna Mickelsen, Springfield City Lib., MA (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Horn Book Review

Young Readers Edition. Young education activist and Taliban victim Malala Yousafzai recounts her Pakistani childhood in this deftly adapted memoir. Domestic and academic tales illustrate her unusual maturity and resilience in the face of increasing Taliban threats. Yousafzai's moving narrative and engaging, sincere voice may provide an entryway to international awareness for middle-grade readers; a map and a thorough timeline provide additional political context. Glos. (c) Copyright 2015. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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