W&N Non-Fiction Memoir HB October 2013 £18.99 288pp 16pp colour illustrations 978 0 297 87091 3 eBook: £18.99 / 978 0 297 87093 7
‘They shot her at point blank range – and made her stronger. In a brutal attempt to silence her voice, it grew louder’ – Angelina Jolie
MALALA YOUSAFZAI I am Malala The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban
The hugely anticipated memoir of Malala Yousafzai: a book that will change the way you think. ‘Who is Malala?’ the gunman demanded. I am Malala and this is my story. When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday 9 October 2012, she almost paid the ultimate price. Shot in the head at point blank range while riding the bus home from school, 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 has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever nominee 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, and of Malala’s parents’ fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons. It will make you believe in the power of one person’s voice to inspire change in the world. Malala Yousafzai came to public attention by writing for BBC Urdu about life under the Taliban. She has since been honoured with the National Peace Prize in Pakistan, the International Children’s Peace Prize and numerous other awards. She was also shortlisted for Time Magazine’s Person of the Year Award 2013. On her sixteenth birthday, Malala made front page news worldwide when she addressed the UN in New York, advocating access to education for all.
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Non-Fiction / Autobiography • October 2013