Book Review: I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

Wednesday Book Review

ad036bc6e452ea33f4d6331c0b6da8e3I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

by Malala Yousafzai, with Christina Lamb
ISBN 9780316322409
Little, Brown and Company, 2013

If one man, Fazlullah, can destroy everything, why can’t one girl change it?” —Malala Yousafzai

In her adolescent, compassionate voice, Malala tells a story of ripe, harsh brutality. Her book answers the question, “Who is Malala?”—the challenge shouted on October 9, 2012 by the gun man who shot her in a targeted attack on her school bus.

Who is Malala?

Malala is a teenager like any other and a teenager worlds apart. Like a typical teen, she leaves her clothes all over the floor; unlike most teenagers, she daydreams about terrorists shooting her at the door of her house. Like a typical teen, she reads Twilight books; unlike most teenagers, she speaks in front of the UN and receives the Nobel…

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