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

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai, Christina Lamb, and Archie Panjabi

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By Malala Yousafzai, Christina Lamb, and and, Archie Panjabi

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On Tuesday, 9 October 2012, she almost paid the ultimate price when she was shot in the head at point-blank range. Malala Yousafzai’s extraordinary journey has taken her from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations.

She has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and is the youngest ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. I Am Malala will make you believe in the power of one person’s voice to inspire change in the world.


12 Jun 2020

Inspirational. Sad story but she is brave and inspirational.

09 Jun 2020

It’s a great insight to malalas life

14 Sep 2019

I really enjoyed this book as it was a heart warming story and I never wanted to put it down. It was intersting to see how they operated on Malala and especially when they put a bit of her skull in her stomach! I would recommend this book to someone who likes autobiographies and stories about inspirational characters.

19 May 2019

This was an inspiring story.

10 Aug 2018

It is a surprising story of survival

Recommended to everyone

07 Aug 2018

I found her really brave and the story’s really inspirational

31 Jul 2018

interesting and very inspirational and heart-breaking

30 Jul 2018

This is an amazing book about a girl living in poor conditions in Pakistan . It just gose to show that you can surive through injuries even life thretening onse . I would recomend this book for people aged 13-16

26 Jul 2018

Made me cry

Got good pictures in it

10 Jul 2018

This is a book that I have wanted to read for ages. It tells of the factual account of Malala and her fight with the Taliban to allow girls/women get an education. It was worth the read.

21 Mar 2018

An interesting quick read.

01 Sep 2017

I loved this book! Malala is so inspirational. I found the book really interesting and moving. I think the fact that the book was an autobiography made it even more scary to see everything that happened

31 Aug 2017

This is an amazing book about a girl with an interesting life! I will definitely read this again!

29 Aug 2017

because i think it is very inspiring and i like that she fought for what he believed in!

28 Aug 2017

This is a really great book. It is a true, yet unbelievable story. The book is about how Malala was shot for standing up for education. It keeps you wanting more and more.

27 Jul 2017

You should read this book because it is life changing and it makes me realise how lucky we are. However, it is sad at some points and you won't want to read on but you have to push on because it is worth it.

25 Jul 2017

Children like me should read this book because Malala is a very inspirational girl and this true story really teaches children about how fortunate we are. I really loved this book!

10 Jul 2017

She is so brave and such a role model

20 May 2017

It is a non-fiction story based on the life of a girl who lived her first 17 years in Pakistan fighting for women's rights and for free education for every boy and girl.
It's easy to read but really interesting.
It also helps to meditate on our world's problems.

25 Dec 2016

I liked this book because reading this book made realise how much I take for granted everyday,freedom of speech ,religion and many more.And that is the reason I loved this book and how she stood up for education.

05 Jul 2016

This is a very heartfilled book which I would highly recommend to everyone. Malala is a very insparational girl who everyone should know about. Her story is amazing and should be spread far and wide.

27 May 2016

It was interesting - set up in Pakistan and she came to England. I am afraid I had some problems with words to read,

13 Dec 2015

it is an autobiography

15 Aug 2015

This book tells the story of Malala, a Pakistani girl who stood up for the rights of women and publicly spoke out against the Taliban. The book very moving, as it tells the history of Malala's mother and father, talking about their child hood and backgrounds. Her father is as out spoken as his daughter and receives multiple death threats from the Taliban, which, thankfully, are never carried out. Malala also tells the story of when she was shot in the head on October 10th 2012. Nearer the beginning of the book, it also explains the history of the Taliban and the country of Pakistan. This is one of the best books I've read in years and I think everyone aged 8+ needs to read it!!!!!!!!!

10 Jun 2015

How lucky we are! You cannot but feel humble when reading this book. We take so much for granted about education, our rights to express ourselves, live without threat
of violating attacks etc. The struggles of Malala's father to build a school and strive to provide education are so far removed from the society in which we live. This is a book that raises so many moral, religious and ethical questions and challenges us as individuals to reflect on our lives and our values.

08 Feb 2015

A poignant book with descriptions of the panoramic landscapes juxtaposing the slums of Swat so cinematic you can almost see them forming before your eyes. It raises interesting perspectives not just on the ultimate evil of the Taliban but of the evilness and corruption of our very own overlords, making the issues raised in the Biography seem all the more close to home. Would recommend to anyone with an interest in politics or who felt a connection with Malala's story. Would not recommend to anyone in the Taliban.

17 Dec 2014

The saddest book I have EVER read but it shows how hard life out there really is and how unfortunate some countries are

03 Sep 2014


05 Aug 2014

The thrilling autobiography of Malala, so gripping and you can really feel what she believes. An amazing story

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