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I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban Hardcover – Abridged, October 8, 2013
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"Ms. Yousafzai has single-handedly turned the issue of the right of girls--and all children--to be educated into headline news. And she is a figure worth hearing." (Isabel Berwick, Financial Times)
"Wise beyond her years...." (Annie Gowen, Marie Claire)
"Riveting.... Co-written with Christina Lamb, a veteran British journalist who has an evident passion for Pakistan and can render its complicated history with pristine clarity, this is a book that should be read not only for its vivid drama but for its urgent message about the untapped power of girls.... It is difficult to imagine a chronicle of a war more moving, apart from perhaps the diary of Anne Frank. With the essential difference that we lost that girl, and by some miracle, we still have this one." (Marie Arana, Washington Post)
"Remarkable...a must-read, first-person account of her journey through global terrorism, her brave, encouraging parents, and her own fight for girls' education." (MarieClaire.com)
"The victory of Malala Yousafzai is that she's just getting started." (Mary Elizabeth Williams, Salon)
"Briskly written but full of arresting detail.... Striking [and] surprising..." (Jill Lawless, Associated Press)
"Ms. Yousafzai's stature as a symbol of peace and bravery has been established across the world..." (Salman Masood, The New York Times)
"Not only has Malala Yousafzai become an international symbol of inspiration and bravery, but her survival instilled educators with courage-and is slowly helping make Pakistani schools safer." (Nick Schifrin, ABC.com)
"For a teenage girl in a distant corner of the globe to spark life into this movement-against overwhelming odds-is truly extraordinary. The world must not allow Malala's message to die." (Dallas Morning News)
"Her powerful message remains undiluted." (Tina Jordan, Entertainment Weekly)
"In simple, clear writing, I AM MALALA gives a rare and moving first-person glance into what it's like to be a teenager in a country seized by extremists who stand against the basic freedoms you believe in." (Krystin Arneson, Bustle)
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Top Customer Reviews
Although I have never been to any of the 'villages' I have visited Pakistan once & was a bit surprised by the conditions in one of the larger cities. The Swat valley does sound beautiful thanks to the wonderful mental pictures I got from the very vivid text. It really is ashame that this area is no longer available for tourist, be they Pakistani or international. I also accompanied an in-law to a doctor's while in Pakistan, and as a retired RN, I am really amazed that Malala survived this ordeal. I have little doubt that it definitely was not her time to die no matter what the Taliban tried. God....Allah....must have other plans and no man will change that.
The cause of female education, of female empowerment, may well be the great cause of our time. You will read about it in this book, but also about Malala as a human being--intellectually competitive, surprisingly in touch with certain aspects of American popular culture yet living a very different life from girls in Western societies--a patriot, a Muslim believer, and very, very brave. It is worth reading this book just to encounter her.
A parenthetical note--the Kindle edition has surprisingly good color photos of Malala and her family (seen on a Kindle Fire).
This book reminded me of a recently published book The Wrong Kind of Muslim: An Untold Story of Persecution & Perseverance. In his book Qasim Rashid explains why Malala is born in a society that has become apologetic to Taliban, opts illiteracy over education and uses guns instead of pens. Both books are untold stories persecution and perseverance.
I wish Malala a long and healthy life and may her missions accomplish.
I've read a number of books relating to the region and I am over the shock of how women were/are treated in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Maybe this book opens people's eyes to this for the first time and accounts for the high ratings. For me, I suppose I was expecting to learn more about Malala instead of everything and everybody else. Disappointed.
In less than a day, I've already finished this book. This brave young girl has helped me to not take my education for granted. Education is a wonderful thing, and hopefully everyone in the world can have a chance to get an education. I recommend this book to everyone and anyone it is truly a great read.
Side note: I really do hope that she wins the Nobel. Also, If you want to get an insight into her fight for education and peace, and don't know much about her, before you read the book, watch her interview on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart and her UN speech. You'll be blown away.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Malala is an amazing young woman as most reader will already know prior to reading her book. The book is her personal account of her life, from the time she is born until the... Read morePublished 9 hours ago by Gettysburg Girl
Everyone should read to get a better understanding of what is going on in the middle east.Published 1 day ago by abbiblu
This is more a history of Malala's homeland and family than it is a memoir of her life. This is understandable because she is still very young. Read morePublished 3 days ago by BlazinTigerKnight
I cannot say enough about this book. I learned valuable, valuable history from someone who has lived it. Read morePublished 4 days ago by barbaram
I wish I would have read the negative reviews before buying this book. I was so excited to get this book as I wanted to read about Malala's story - not the extensive history of... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Alea
Just finished reading this book. It is a testament to her family, especially her father who defied the cultural norms of a paternal society to fight for the education of girls. Read morePublished 4 days ago by The Black Mzungu