Written by Malala for her peers, this is a brand new look at the girl behind the Nobel Prize-winning icon. *Young Reader's Edition*
*Young Reader's Edition*
*In 2014 Malala become the youngest ever person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize*
Written in collaboration with critically acclaimed NATIONAL BOOK AWARD finalist Patricia McCormick, Malala tells her story - from her childhood in the Swat Valley to the shooting, her recovery and new life in England.
She's a girl who loves cricket, gossips with her best friends, and, on the day of the shooting, nearly overslept and missed an exam. A girl who saw women suddenly banned from public, schools blown up, the Taliban seize control, and her homeland descend into a state of fear and repression.
This is the story of her life, and also of her passionate belief in every child's right to education, her determination to make that a reality throughout the world, and her hope to inspire others.
It's a searing and personal portrait of a young woman who dared to make a difference. - PUBLISHERS' WEEKLY (starred review)
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.