I Am Malala How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World by Malala Yousafzai, Patricia McCormick
  

I Am Malala How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World

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I Am Malala How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World by Malala Yousafzai, Patricia McCormick

'Malala is an inspiration to girls and women all over the world.' - J.K. RowlingWritten by Malala in collaboration with critically acclaimed author, Patricia McCormick, this children's edition tells the remarkable story of a girl who knew from a young age that she wanted to change the world - and did. Her journey will open your eyes to another world and will make you believe in hope, truth, miracles, and the determination of one person to inspire change. Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on 9 October, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause. She was shot point-blank on her way home from school. No one expected her to survive. Now, she is an international symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize winner.This is a must-listen for anyone who believes in the power of change.Read by Neela Vaswani and winner of the GRAMMY award winner for Children's Album, 2015.

Reviews

Her story is inspirational * Lovereading4kids * A must-read for teenagers everywhere * WRD Magazine * A story of courage, conviction and determination that right will always win in the end * Carousel * Aimed at teen readers, this telling of Malala's story is simply told but still very powerful. It's a sharp insight into a major issue, leavened by her very warm and personal telling. It should be on every school curriculum and on the reading list of every member of parliaments around the world. * The Bookbag * The amazing story of Malala's courage and her fight for the education of girls is well known. Here, in her own voice, she tells of her journey from her early days as a clever school girl to her exceptional life as an international speaker on the rights of girls to get an education. Growing up in a village in the Swat valley in Pakistan Malala and her friends faced persecution from Islamic fundamentalists who believed women should not be educated. In 2012, Malala and her two school friends were targeted and shot when travelling home from school one day. Fortunately, Malala and her friends survived. From that day on, Malala campaigned for the rights of all girls to get an education. Hearing her tell her story is inspirational. * Julia Eccleshare, LOVEREADING * It's a searing and personal portrait of a young woman who dared to make a difference. * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY * Her inspirational book...reveals not only her motivations for becoming an educational activist but also the complexities of being well-known yet lonely and the sadness of her refugee family yearning for their homeland * Daily Mail * Malala is an inspiration to girls and women all over the world -- J. K. Rowling

About the Author

Malala Yousafzai was born in 1997 in the Swat Valley of Pakistan which she saw transformed from a beautiful and peaceful land to a place of fear and repression under the control of the Taliban. Malala now lives in Birmingham, England, and says she has been given a second life, which she intends to devote to her belief that children everywhere deserve an education. The fund she started can be found at malalafund.org.

Patricia McCormick is a two-time National BOook Award finalist and the author of several critically acclaimed books for young adults, including Sold, an account of human trafficking based on her research in the brothels of Calcutta, and Never Fall Down, the story of a boy who survived the Killing Fields of Cambodia by playing music. McCormick was named a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in 2004 and a MacDowell Fellow in 2009. She is also the winner of the 2009 German Peace Prize For Youth Literature. She lives in New York with her husband. For more information, go to patriciamccormick.com or follow Patricia on Twitter @McCormickWrites.

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Format

CD-Audio
Running Time: 294 minutes

Author

Malala Yousafzai, Patricia McCormick
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Publisher

Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

13th November 2014

ISBN

9781409159292


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