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

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: ,

Narrated By: Archie Panjabi

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: October 2013

Duration: 9 hours 57 minutes

Summary:

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.

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  • Janet Slavenski

    Excellent, educational, informative ! A great story from a well educated young lady who isn't afraid to face terrorism and bullies. Can't wait to see where Malala goes from here.

  • Joan Morabito

    Excellent read. Was interesting to hear the story from her own personal experience.

  • Danny Teevens

    A historical perspective of the Pakistani region in and around Swat Valley is well developed for the reader. This context adds to the uniqueness of Malala, her parents, and their family structure of exposing immoral behavior and bridging a gap of healing in communities during some truly horrific times. How do you stand tall in the face of 'life and death' danger? Well, when you are told and shown how precious you are and exposed to learning as a fundamental right within each person's life, it becomes a green light to forge forward for a child. Love, love, love the dad for propping her up to be an independent thinker and dear heart. Lastly, it is refreshing to hear of a culture's perspective from a non-entitled young person. It gives me a strong sense of hope in our millennial, sometimes 'narcissistic culture'.

  • Kathy Keil-Rogers

    Amazing human, story, well written...should be required reading for every man, woman and child.

  • Nelly Navarro-Britt

    This is the amazing story of a girl who spoke up for girls' rights to education when the taliban made it illegal. They shot her in an attempt to silence her but only made her more known world wide. Her father is inspiring, too, as he fights for women's rights as well & opened up a school for girls. He always set a good example for her. Great read!

  • Berva Lorraine Hume

    Very inspiring read and in depth look into another culture. This true account is written without bitterness, by a young woman determined to keep moving forward in life. She is amazing!

  • Terresa Taylor

    Absolutely love this book. Dk inspiring and the narrator voice is calm and soothing I absolutely enjoyed this and decided to start my subscription early!