The bestselling memoir by Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai.
I Am Malala. This is my story.
Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren't allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn't go to school.
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 October 9, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause: She was shot point-blank while riding the bus on her way home from school.
No one expected her to survive.
Now Malala is an international symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner. In this Young Readers Edition of her bestselling memoir, which has been reimagined specifically for a younger audience and includes exclusive photos and material, we hear firsthand the remarkable story of a girl who knew from a young age that she wanted to change the world -- and did.
Malala's powerful story will open your eyes to another world and will make you believe in hope, truth, miracles and the possibility that one person -- one young person -- can inspire change in her community and beyond.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; August 2014
- ISBN 9780316327947
- Read online, or download in secure EPUB format
- Title: I Am Malala
- Author: Malala Yousafzai; Patricia McCormick
Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
In The Press
Praise for I Am Malala:
A 2015 Amelia Bloomer Project List Selection
A CBC 2015 Children's Choice Book Awards Finalist
A 2015 International Literacy Association Teachers' Choice Selection
* "A searing and personal portrait of a young woman who dared to make a difference."
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
About The Author
Malala Yousafzai, the educational campaigner from Swat Valley, Pakistan, became the youngest-ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, at age seventeen. Malala champions universal access to quality education through the Malala Fund (malala.org).