I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) [NOOK Book]

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I Am Malala. This is my story.
Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren't allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn't go to school.
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 ...
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I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition)

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Overview

I Am Malala. This is my story.
Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren't allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn't go to school.
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 October 9, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause: She was shot point-blank while riding the bus on her way home from school.
No one expected her to survive.
Now Malala is an international symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner. In this Young Readers Edition of her bestselling memoir, which has been reimagined specifically for a younger audience and includes exclusive photos and material, we hear firsthand the remarkable story of a girl who knew from a young age that she wanted to change the world -- and did.
Malala's powerful story will open your eyes to another world and will make you believe in hope, truth, miracles and the possibility that one person -- one young person -- can inspire change in her community and beyond.

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Editorial Reviews

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A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2014

Today’s most well-known education activist is a teenaged girl: Malala Yousafzai. At age 15, the Pakistani student was shot by a Taliban gunman at point-blank range for pushing back against an edict barring women and girls from attending school. The shooting only steeled her resolve to fight for education rights, a battle that helped lead to the signing of Pakistan’s first Right to Education bill. I Am Malala tells her inspiring story, and the young readers’ edition makes it accessible for the generation that most needs to hear it. See all of the Best Young Readers’ Books of 2014.

Publishers Weekly
★ 08/25/2014
Adapted with McCormick (Never Fall Down) from the adult bestseller, this inspiring memoir by activist Yousafzai sketches her brave actions to champion education in Pakistan under the Taliban. Her father runs a school in the Swat Valley, where Malala proves an eager student; as the Taliban gains influence, she increasingly becomes an international spokesperson for girls' right to learn. The narrative begins with a prologue in which a Taliban gunman boards her school bus and asks, "Who is Malala?" The authors then offer insight into the cultural and political events leading up to the shooting that followed and Yousafzai's dramatic recovery. Yousafzai highlights the escalating tensions as the Taliban takes hold—including the strictures against girls attending school, the obliteration of Western influence, violence, and the eventual war—but also brings the universal to life as she quarrels with her brothers, treasures her best friend, and strives to earn top grades. A glossary, color photo inserts, and an extensive timeline help establish context. It's a searing and personal portrait of a young woman who dared to make a difference. Ages 10–up. (Aug.)
From the Publisher
Praise for I Am Malala:
A 2015 Amelia Bloomer Project List Selection
A CBC 2015 Children's Choice Book Awards Finalist

*"A searing and personal portrait of a young woman who dared to make a difference."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"This is no simple redaction. With the capable assistance of co-author McCormick, the account has been effectively rewritten specifically for children...[I]t should pack quite a wallop."—Kirkus Reviews

"Although her efforts to attend school, and the subsequent attack she endured, make for a powerful story, Yousafzai writes just as vividly about her daily life as a child in Pakistan.... Yousafzai's fresh, straightforward voice creates an easily read narrative that will introduce a slew of younger readers to both her story and her mission."—Booklist

[Yousafzai's] strong voice and ideals come across on every page, emphasizing how her surroundings and supportive family helped her become the relevant figure she is today....—SLJ

School Library Journal
01/01/2015
Gr 6 Up—In this young readers edition of Yousafzai's best-selling memoir, the Nobel Peace Prize winner retells her experiences at home and at school and discusses the impact of the Taliban presence in Pakistan. Her strong voice and ideals come across on every page, emphasizing how her surroundings and supportive family helped her become the relevant figure she is today. Yousafzai highlights the importance of school and how it was the only space where she felt empowered. Although at times the transitions between personal accounts and historical background feel abrupt, Yousafzai effectively summarizes her story and her advocacy for girls' education, peace, and human rights. Above all, she stresses that she doesn't want to be known as the girl shot by the Taliban but rather as a young person who actively fought for education. A strong addition to social studies, history, and biography collections.—Sujei Lugo, Somerville Public Library, MA
Kirkus Reviews
2014-08-19
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teen shot for her activism for girls' education, tells her story for a middle-grade audience.Although billed as a "young readers edition" of Yousafzai's 2013 book of the same name for adults, co-written with Christina Lamb, the designation does the book a disservice, as this is no simple redaction. With the capable assistance of co-author McCormick, the account has been effectively rewritten specifically for children. The story is straightforward, related chronologically and covering Yousafzai's growth in activism, her shooting and her recovery in England. Yousafzai's voice is appealingly youthful, though it often tells rather than shows and frequently goes over the top: In her school, she writes, "we flew on wings of knowledge." Still, young Western readers will come to understand the gulf that separates them from Yousafzai through carefully chosen anecdotes, helping them see what drives her to such lyrical extremes. Unfortunately, much is lost in the translation from the adult book, presumably sacrificed for brevity and directness; most lamentable is social and political context. Although readers will come away with a good understanding of Yousafzai's immediate experiences, the geopolitical forces that shape her culture go largely unmentioned except in a closing timeline that amounts to a dizzying list of regime changes. Though Yousafzai's memoir never transcends her story, that story is a powerful and inspiring one; supplemented by contextualizing information, it should pack quite a wallop. (glossary) (Memoir. 10-14)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316327947
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 8/19/2014
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 12,031
  • Age range: 10 - 17 Years
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Malala Yousafzai was born in 1997 in the Swat Valley of Pakistan. In her short lifetime, she has already experienced devastating changes in her country, which has been transformed from a once peaceful land to a hotbed of terrorism. Malala, who now lives in Birmingham, England, says she has been given a second life, which she intends to devote to the good of the people and her belief that all girls everywhere deserve an education. The fund she started can be found at MalalaFund.org.
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  • Posted August 27, 2014

    This girl is an inspiration to readers of any age. She risked be

    This girl is an inspiration to readers of any age. She risked being killed for going to school, but kept on attending her local school in Pakistan until it had to be closed. A secret school was organized by her teacher and Malala attended that until ...
    She wakes up in a hospital in Birmingham, England. Malala continues to advocate for education for all children, especially girls. She remembers seeing a woman being beaten for disobedience.  Despite the terrible events, this is a book to be enjoyed  because it is a courageous and joyful one, like its heroine. 
    Events that unfold quickly, page after page, holding the reader's attention. The setting is integrated into the story, so that there are no long descriptions to discourage the middle-grade reader.  There are two sections of photographs in color and at the end, a Timeline of Important Events in the history of Pakistan. Anyone could enjoy and learn from this book, but especially readers in sixth grade and higher.  

    17 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2014

    A wonderful, inspiring story

    The book was wonderful (to put it mildly) and it was very inspiring. I think anyone reading this reveiw should read "I Am Malala

    15 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2014

    Excllent book

    I liked how she told her story from the very beginning, with tons of details. So inspiring!!!!!

    14 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2014

    I Am Malala

    Didnt read the book yet. But whatever. This teen is awesome.

    10 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2014

    I recommended this book for my 5th grader because she needed to

    I recommended this book for my 5th grader because she needed to choose a non-fiction book for school.  She loved it.  She read it so fast.  She is just amazed  at what Malala went thru and how Malala is so courageous in continuing to fight for her cause.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2014

    Shes amazing

    She is a very big inspiration in my life

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2014

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    I think she is awesome for standing up for what is right!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 7, 2014

    Easy, quick read that helps us understand a different religious culture.

    What a remarkable young lady. Her courage & faith in helping girls achieve success through education is amazing. This book is a great example of the power one voice can have. What an example she is for children & adults of every culture.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2015

    Wow.

    She has so much courage to stand up, and even to win a Nobel Prize! Its just amazing.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2015

    Just finished it!

    Malala is such a great role model to have. She is brave, she is honest and most of all, she is right. I agree that girls shouldnt have to watch their backs when they walk to school, or fear getting attacked for learning new things. Malala, you are sucha great person. I wish I could meet you in person!

    ~KNITSY DOODLE~

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2014

    Seethestars

    The sample is reeally good.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2014

    Me

    Amazing

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2015

    I Am Malala is an interesting and worthwhile book. The chapters

    I Am Malala is an interesting and worthwhile book. The chapters are separated into parts, or sections.
    I think I Am Malala is interesting because the book talks about Malala’s life sense she was a baby. Some things her father told her is that when she was two she would always sit in the pre-k classes. I Am Malala is also interesting because on October 24, 2012 she was in the hospital she wanted to go back to school amenity.
    I think I Am Malala is also interesting because in Pakistan they have a different culture. I think the book is worthwhile because at the beginning of part two it pulls you into the book, but Malala’s story doesn’t end there.
    I recommend I Am Malala because Malala beautifully wrote the book. Malala also inclues a lot of details. The book I Am Malala is a wonderful book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2015

    The book is amzing.

    The book is amzing.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2015

    Wow!

    So inspirational and moving. This book teaches ordinary people how one voice can change the world. I would recommend this book to anyone.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2014

    Kiss hand 3times post this on3different books and look under pillow

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    1 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted March 26, 2015

       

       

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2015

    Wow

    Very touching and sad

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2014

    Ok sample

    Good for younger kids to read , but when I red it there were diffrent topics in each paragraph.

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted February 6, 2015

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