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I am Malala : the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban

Author: Malala Yousafzai; Christina Lamb; Go Big Read (Program)
Publisher: New York, NY : Little, Brown, & Company, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiography
Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Malala Yousafzai; Malala Yousafzai; Malala Yousafzai; Malala Yousafzai
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Malala Yousafzai; Christina Lamb; Go Big Read (Program)
ISBN: 9780316322409 0316322407 9780316403467 0316403466
OCLC Number: 842111966
Description: viii, 327 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Before the Taliban. A daughter is born ; My father the falcon ; Growing up in a school ; The village ; Why I don't wear earrings and Pashtuns don't say thank you ; Children of the rubbish mountain ; The mufti who tried to close our school ; The autumn of the earthquake --
pt. 2. The valley of death. Radio Mullah ; Toffees, tennis balls and the Buddhas of Swat ; The clever class ; The bloody square ; The diary of Gul Makai ; A funny kind of peace ; Leaving the valley --
pt. 3. Three bullets, three girls. The valley of sorrows ; Praying to be tall ; The woman and the sea ; A private Talibanization ; Who is Malala? --
pt. 4. Between life and death. "God, I entrust her to You" ; Journey into the unknown --
pt. 5. A second life. "The girl shot in the head, Birmingham" ; "They have snatched her smile" --
Epilogue : One child, one teacher, one book, one pen ... --
Glossary --
Important events in Pakistan and Swat --
Acknowledgments --
A note on the Malala Fund.
Responsibility: Malala Yousafzai ; with Christina Lamb.

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The highly anticipated memoir of Malala Yousafzai, the schoolgirl from Pakistan's Swat region who stood up to the Taliban.  Read more...
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Malala is an inspiration to girls and women all over the world -- J.K. Rowling The world is entranced by the story of the 15-year-old girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban because she wished Read more...

 
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