Length: 289 pages
Audiobook Length: 9 hours and 55 minutes
First Published: 2012
“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.
Quotes from I Am Malala
One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.
We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.
When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.
If one man can destroy everything, why can’t one girl change it?
About Malala Yousafzai
Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist for female education. In 2014, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize becoming the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate. Her memoir, I Am Malala, is an international bestseller. She founded the Malala Fund in 2013 to champion girl’s education. She is currently a student at the University of Oxford. Visit the author’s website →