I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 9 - 12Grades 5 - 12Z7.1n/a

"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.
ISBN-10: 0297870912
ISBN-13: 9780297870913
17 Book Reviews
  • Lillyover 2 years
    I love this book I am reading it in school And it is so interesting
    • laxiria
      laxiriaover 3 years55 stars
      It is a book which tells that if one book one teacher one student and one pen unite it can change the world Girls are the most powerful In world Quaid azam said there are two powers in this world it is the education or the war however if there is one more big power in this world so it is of woman
      • ggfyhh
        ggfyhhover 4 years55 stars
        This book is about a girl Malala, she lives in Pakistan. In Pakistan girls arent allowed to get an education, but Malala wasnt going to just stand by and not get smart(er) She spoke up and fought by going to school. One day, she climbed onto her school bus and was driving home when all of a sudden Tailban (a terrorist organisation) cme and stopped the bus with big guns and climbed on. They said "Who is Malala?" Her friends looked at her, which obviously gave it away. She got shot in the head and few suspected her to survive. She was only 15 when this happened and when she did survive and a year later, she was the most inspiring girl in the world (thats what i think anyways, you may have a different opinion.) This is an AMAZING story and I hope everyone gets this and feels the same way I do.
        • awesome5712
          awesome5712over 4 years55 stars
          what i have read is it is amazing and i advize all the girls that want to stand up for whats right then you should read this book
          • graceabout 6 years
            it is a really great book
            • BlackThWDover 6 years
              I Thought this book was wonderful. It is an amazing story that has an amazing plot to it.
              • bo bo about 7 years
                so sad:(
                • muffinheadover 7 years
                  im in 5th grade and I'm reading it. ITS SO AWESOME
                  • cupcake224
                    cupcake224over 7 years
                    Looks so interesting! ♥♥♥♥♥
                    • bibliophile
                      bibliophileover 7 years
                      I had read this book and it was AMAZING! After reading this... it got me thinking... GIRLS RULE(just kidding:D)... I actually thought any of us can make a difference to change this world even if we're young or old... I also used this book... because I had to write about an inspiring person... and she is... this book is AWESOME... trust me, you'll enjoy it, and it'll get you thinking! :D