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I Am Malala The Girl Who Stood up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

ISBN-10: 031628663X
ISBN-13: 9780316286633
Edition: 2015 (Large Type)
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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.  More...

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Book details

List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Publication date: 11/26/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

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.

Christina Lamb received a degree in politics, philosophy and economics from Oxford University. She has been a foreign correspondent for more than 20 years, living in Pakistan, Brazil and South Africa first for the Financial Times then the Sunday Times. She has received numerous awards including Young Journalist of the Year in the British Press Awards for her coverage of the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in 1988, the Foreign Press Association award for reporting on Zimbabwean teachers forced into prostitution, the Amnesty International award for the plight of street children in Rio, and the Prix Bayeux Calvados in 2007. She has written several books including The Africa House, House of Stone: The True Story of a Family Divided in War-Torn Zimbabwe, Waiting for Allah, The Sewing Circles of Heart, and Small Wars Permitting: Dispatches from Foreign Lands.

Prologue: The Day My World Changed
Before the Taliban
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
The Valley of Death
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
Three Girls, Three Bullets
The Valley of Sorrows
Praying to Be Tall
The Woman and the Sea
A Private Talibanization
Who Is Malala?
Between Life and Death
"God, I Entrust Her to You"
Journey into the Unknown
A Second Life
"The Girl Shot in the Head, Birmingham"
"They Have Snatched Her Smile"
Epilogue: One Child, One Teacher, One Book, One Pen…
Glossary
Important Events in Pakistan and Swat
Acknowledgments
A Note on the Malala Fund

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