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I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Yousafzai, Malala, Lamb, Christina (Conductor)
ISBN: 0316322423     ISBN-13: 9780316322423
Publisher: Back Bay Books
    OUR PRICE: $16.19  
Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: June 2015
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Annotation: Describes the life of a young Pakistani student who advocated for women's rights and education in the Taliban-controlled Swat Valley who survived an assassination attempt and became the youngest nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize. (This book was listed in a previous Forecast.)
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Young women; Education; Pakistan; Biography.
Children's rights; Pakistan.
BISAC Categories:
- Biography & Autobiography | Personal Memoirs
- Biography & Autobiography | Women
Dewey: 370.82095491
LCCN: 2015295908
Academic/Grade Level: General Adult
Book type: Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 8.25" H x 5.50" W x 0.75" (0.75 lbs) 330 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 163041
Reading Level: 7.1   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 16.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q62063
Reading Level: 8.5   Interest Level: Grades 9-12   Point Value: 20.0
 
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Contributor Bio(s): Malala Yousafzai, the educational campaigner from Swat Valley, Pakistan, came to public attention by writing for BBC Urdu about life under the Taliban. Using the pen name Gul Makai, she often spoke about her family's fight for girls' education in her community.

In October 2012, Malala was targeted by the Taliban and shot in the head as she was returning from school on a bus. She miraculously survived and continues her campaign for education.

In recognition of her courage and advocacy, Malala was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, becoming the youngest-ever recipient at just seventeen years of age. She was also honored with the National Youth Peace Prize in Pakistan in 2011 and the International Children's Peace Prize in 2013, and she was short-listed for Time magazine's Person of the Year.

Malala continues to champion universal access to education through the Malala Fund, a non-
profit organization investing in community-led programs and supporting education advocates around the world.




Christina Lamb is one of the world's leading foreign correspondents. She has reported on Pakistan and Afghanistan since 1987. Educated at Oxford and Harvard, she is the author of five books and has won a number of awards, including Britain's Foreign Correspondent of the Year five times, as well as the Prix Bayeux-Calvados, Europe's most prestigious award for war correspondents. She currently works for the Sunday Times and lives in London and Portugal with her husband and son.