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Author: Malala Yousafzai Narrator: Neela Vaswani Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2018 ISBN: 9781549117572
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A memoir by the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize

“I come from a country that was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday.”

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and 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 became a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever 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; of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school; and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.

I Am Malala will make you believe in the power of one person’s voice to inspire change in the world.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Ms. Yousafzai’s stature as a symbol of peace and bravery has been established across the world.”

    New York Times

  • “Ms. Yousafzai has single-handedly turned the issue of the right of girls-and all children-to be educated into headline news. And she is a figure worth hearing.”

    Financial Times (London)

  • “A book that should be read not only for its vivid drama but for its urgent message about the untapped power of girls…It is difficult to imagine a chronicle of a war more moving.”

    Washington Post

  • “The touching story will not only inform you of changing conditions in Pakistan but inspire your rebellious spirit.”

    Time Out New York

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About the Author

Malala Yousafzai, the educational campaigner from Swat Valley, Pakistan, came to public attention by writing for BBC Urdu about life under the Taliban. In recognition of her courage and advocacy, she was honored with the National Peace Prize in Pakistan in 2011 and in 2014 became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.

About the Narrator

Neela Vaswani is the award-winning author of You Have Given Me a Country and Where the Long Grass Bends. Her work has received an American Book Award, an O. Henry Prize, and a ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award. She teaches at Spalding University’s MFA in writing program and is the founder of the Storylines Project with the New York Public Library. She lives in New York City.