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Pakistan, For National Curriculum Key Stage 3, Interest age: from c 12 years, Autobiography: general, Prose: non-fiction, Social issues: war & conflict issues (Children's /

Written by Malala for her peers, this is the story of the girl behind the Nobel Prize-winning icon.

'Malala is an inspiration to girls and women all over the world.' - J.K. Rowling

Written by Malala in collaboration with critically acclaimed author, Patricia McCormick, this children's edition tells the remarkable story of a girl who knew from a young age that she wanted to change the world - and did. Her journey will open your eyes to another world and will make you believe in hope, truth, miracles, and the determination of one person to inspire change.

Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on 9 October, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause. She was shot point-blank on her way home from school. No one expected her to survive. Now, she is an international symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize winner.

Featuring updated material, including an exclusive interview with Malala, this book is a must-read for anyone who believes in the power of change.

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Praise for I Am Malala

  • Her inspirational book...reveals not only her motivations for becoming an educational activist but also the complexities of being well-known yet lonely and the sadness of her refugee family yearning for their homeland - DAILY MAIL

  • Malala is an inspiration to girls and women all over the world. - J.K. Rowling

  • The amazing story of Malala's courage and her fight for the education of girls is well known. Here, in her own voice, she tells of her journey from her early days as a clever school girl to her exceptional life as an international speaker on the rights of girls to get an education. Growing up in a village in the Swat valley in Pakistan Malala and her friends faced persecution from Islamic fundamentalists who believed women should not be educated. In 2012, Malala and her two school friends were targeted and shot when travelling home from school one day. Fortunately, Malala and her friends survived. From that day on, Malala campaigned for the rights of all girls to get an education. Hearing her tell her story is inspirational. - Julia Eccleshare, LOVEREADING

  • It's a searing and personal portrait of a young woman who dared to make a difference. - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

  • It's a searing and personal portrait of a young woman who dared to make a difference. - PUBLISHERS' WEEKLY (starred review)

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Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai was born in the Swat region of Pakistan in 1997. She began blogging for the BBC at the age of 11 and became an international icon when she was shot in the head by the Taliban for continuing to attend school. In April 2013, TIME magazine named Malala as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. She lives in Birmingham.