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Malala Yousafzai was born in the Swat Valley of Pakistan on July 12, 1997. In 2009, she wrote a diary for BBC using a pen name about the critical situation in Swat at that time. On October 8, 2012, she was attacked by the Taliban while returning home from school. I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood up mostrar mais for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban is her first book. She won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. In 2015 she launched the #BooksNotBullets campaign on social media to pressure world leaders to invest in education rather than the military. Yousafzai asks low- and middle-income countries to commit a minimum of 20% of national budgets on education, rather than the current average of 15%. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: Malala Yousafzai [By Russell Watkins/Department for International Development.]

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Nome canónico
Yousafzai, Malala
Outros nomes
Makai, Gul
Data de nascimento
País (no mapa)
Local de nascimento
Mingora, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Locais de residência
Mingora, Pakistan
Birmingham, England, UK
Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford (BA|2020)
Malik, Asser (husband)
Malala Fund
Prémios e menções honrosas
Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought (2013)
Nobel Prize (Peace, 2014)

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I read the young adult version of this book. I loved it. It's not that well written, but the story is beautiful. So eye opening. Even though the world is so different in Pakistan, the children are the same. Malala and her friends argue over Team Edward or Team Jacob. They love Taylor Swift. Malala loves watching Ugly Betty! Such a brilliant girl from a wonderful loving family, who only wants peace and education for all.
mjphillips | 68 outras críticas | Feb 23, 2024 |
Of course, I was aware of Malala Yousafzai’s gender equality activism, her Nobel Prize, and her shooting by the Taliban. Any adult who has been alive for the past 10 years or so must similarly be aware. But in this book, I got a glimpse of the person who became displaced first from her home city and then from her beloved homeland, when the Taliban terror spilled out of Afghanistan into Pakistan. Ms. Yousafzai introduces us to some other girls displaced from their countries and homes.

Like Najla, a Yazidi (a small religious minority “neither Muslim nor Christian”) girl born in northern Iraq, who ran away when her father would not let her go to secondary school, although he finally relented after a year of silent anguish; her victory was short-lived though when ISIS started kidnapping and abusing women and killing men, particularly targeting the Yazidi villages.

Or Zaynab, whose flight from terror took her from Yemen to Egypt to Minnesota, and whose younger sister, Sabreen, had a harrowing journey to Italy.

Or Maria, who, at four years old, fled from their rural Colombian village during the night with her mother and four older siblings, eventually arriving in the city of Cali, and being thrown into abject poverty and becoming part of a large community of people internally displaced by the decades-long Colombian civil war. It was only many years later that she learned her father had been murdered the day before and her mother believed the rest of the family would be next.

Or Marie Claire, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who witnesses her mother’s murder by a mob in Zambia.

I have long suspected that most refugees don’t choose to leave their homes: they must, in order to survive. Hearing these stories directly from the women and girls whose lives were at risk at home and in their flights confirms that belief.
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bschweiger | 7 outras críticas | Feb 4, 2024 |
It may not have been THE shot heard ‘round the world, but it certainly was a shot that invoked outrage around the globe when, on October 9, 2012, fifteen-year-old Malala Yousafzai was deliberately shot in the face by the Taliban, who hoped to silence her for good but only amplified her voice.

Yousafzai was already known for outspoken views on education for girls when a young man boarded the van taking her and other schoolmates home, asked, “Who is Malala?” and though no one answered, a few looked her way, so he fired three bullets at her. One hit her in the eye socket; two other girls were also injured. Even while in a medically-induced coma in a Pakistani hospital, Malala became the face of Pakistani girls fighting for an education as the Taliban destroyed their schools, demanding purdah, killing and maiming.

Yousafzai describes the beautiful Swat Valley in which she grew up and how, when she was ten, the Taliban began eradicating the Pashtun way of life, destroying art, architecture, music, customs, culture. Her father, Ziauddin, was a teacher and a peace activist, and he adored Malala. He spoke out against Taliban leaders and for the right of all children, including girls, to an education. Malala was even more outspoken, and in her early teens, began writing a column for BBC Urdu and blogging about life under the Taliban, including how the intimidation tactics by the Taliban were forcing girls to drop out of school, even before the Taliban announced an outright ban. She made known her dream that every girl in Swat should be allowed to go to school. She gave interviews, speaking out more brazenly against the Taliban, and prizes and awards followed, as did threats against her and her family.

Part memoir and part manifesto, I Am Malala, is a well-written narrative of her experiences, woven in with a history of Pakistani politics, the rise of religious extremism in the Swat Valley region, and the ever-changing sociopolitical climate in Pakistan.
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bschweiger | 267 outras críticas | Feb 4, 2024 |



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