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Author Yousafzai, Malala, 1997- author

Title I am Malala : the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban / Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb
Published London Phoenix, 2014


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Description xix, 291 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly colour), colour portraits, map ; 20 cm
Contents pt. 1. A daughter is born -- My father the falcon -- Growing up in a school -- The village -- Why I don't wear earrings and Pashtuns don't say thank you -- Children of the rubbish mountain -- The mufti who tried to close our school -- The autumn of the earthquake -- pt. 2. The valley of death. Radio Mullah -- Toffees, tennis balls, and the Buddhas of Swat -- The clever class -- The bloody square -- The diary of Gul Makai -- A funny kind of peace -- Leaving the valley -- pt. 3. The valley of sorrows -- Praying to be tall -- The woman and the sea -- A private Talibanization -- Who is Malala? -- pt. 4. "God, I entrust her to You" -- Journey into the unknown -- pt. 5. A second life. "The girl shot in the head, Birmingham" -- "They have snatched her smile" -- Epilogue : One child, one teacher, one book, one pen ... -- Glossary -- Important events in Pakistan and Swat -- Acknowledgments -- A note on the Malala Fund
Summary In 2009 Malala Yousafzai began writing a blog on BBC Urdu about life in the Swat Valley as the Taliban gained control, at times banning girls from attending school. When her identity was discovered, Malala began to appear in both Pakistani and international media, advocating the freedom to pursue education for all. In October 2011, gunmen boarded Malala's school bus and shot her in the face, a bullet passing through her head and into her shoulder. Remarkably, Malala survived the shooting. At a very young age, Malala Yousafzai has become a worldwide symbol of courage and hope. Her shooting has sparked a wave of solidarity across Pakistan, not to mention globally, for the right to education, freedom from terror and female emancipation
Notes Originally published: London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2013
Subject Yousafzai, Malala, 1997-
Yousafzai, Malala, 1997- -- Assassination attempts.
Girls -- Education -- Pakistan -- Swāt District.
Young women -- Pakistan -- Biography.
Young women -- Education -- Pakistan -- Biography.
Children's rights -- Pakistan -- Biography.
Genre/Form Reading nook.
Author Lamb, Christina, author
ISBN 9781780226583