I am Malala


The youngest-ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, Malala Yousafzai’s name is instantly recognisable. This edition, re-worked especially for teen readers, without some of the family history and political detail of the original version, is an up-dated, more inspiring and more personal account of her life and continuing campaign for educational opportunity. We meet the real Malala in a first-hand account of her rivalries and girlish squabbles with her friends and the constant intimidation and threats from the Taliban. Though she doesn’t remember the shots that nearly killed her, her memories of waking up alone in a Birmingham hospital and her confusion, disorientation and pain are vivid and make for harrowing reading (courtesy of Children’s Books Ireland, BOLD Girls Resource Pack).


The effects of enforced exile have also been felt by her family, but with their support, encouragement and love, Malala – not yet twenty-one – continues to fight for universal access to education through her writings, public appearances and the Malala Fund (courtesy of Children’s Books Ireland, BOLD Girls Resource Pack).

Edited by: Centre for Children’s Literature and Culture Studies (Ireland)

Author(s): Yousafzai, Malala; McCormick, Patricia

Publisher: Orion Children's Books

City: London

Year: 2013

Pages: 327

ISBN: 9781780622163

Language: EN

Original Language: EN

Keywords: Empowerment, Ethnicity, Female characters, Positive role model

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