I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban [SCM]

by Malala Yousafzai Author

(From Amazon): A MEMOIR BY THE YOUNGEST RECIPIENT OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE "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. (Note: A Young Readers' Edition is also available with less Islamic beliefs, history, and politics in the story line.)

Additional Details

Resource Type
Print Status
In Print
Suggested Grades
6th - 12th
Geographical Setting
pakistan, england
Historical Setting
1999 - 2015
Back Bay Books


  • Prologue: The Day My World Changed
  • 1 A Daughter Is Born
  • 2 My Father the Falcon
  • 3 Growing Up in a School
  • 4 The Village
  • 5 Why I Don't Wear Earrings and Pashtuns Don't Say Thank You
  • 6 Children of the Rubbish Mountain
  • 7 The Mufti Who Tried to Close Our School
  • 8 The Autumn of the Earthquake
  • 9 Radio Mullah
  • 10 Toffees, Tennis Balls and the Buddhas of Swat
  • 11 The Clever Class
  • 12 The Bloody Square
  • 13 The Diary of Gul Makai
  • 14 A Funny Kind of Peace
  • 15 Leaving the Valley
  • 16 The Valley of Sorrows
  • 17 Praying to Be Tall
  • 18 The Woman and the Sea
  • 19 A Private Talibanization
  • 20 Who Is Malala?
  • 21 God, I Entrust Her to You
  • 22 Journey into the Unknown
  • 23 The Gift Shot in the Head, Birmingham
  • 24 They Have Snatched Her Smile
  • Epilogue: One Child, One Teacher, One Book, One Pen

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