Staff Pick of the Week: I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai


Summer reading 2017 kicked off yesterday and this year’s theme is Build a Better World.  A perfect fit for this year’s theme is this week’s staff pick I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzi. It is the story of a young woman who fought to improve her community and inspired change around the world. A brave and remarkable tale that’s sure to inspire readers of all ages.

“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 her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she became a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize.

I AM MALALA is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls’ education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.

I AM MALALA will make you believe in the power of one person’s voice to inspire change in the world.” –Amazon

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