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The Library Media Center invites you to read the BC Reads! selection: I am Malala : the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb and join college-wide conversations about its themes.
Pakistan police say 8 men in Malala attack acquitted in April
The Pakistani police and the country's public prosecutor said Friday that eight out of 10 militants charged with involvement in the 2012 attack on teenage activist and later Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai were actually acquitted in April — and not sentenced to life in prison as reported at the time.
Read the full article from USA Today:
Ms Yousafzai, who was 15 at the time, was shot in the head on board her school bus in the Swat valley in 2012, in an attack that shocked the world.
She was awarded last year's Nobel Peace Prize for campaigning for children's rights, despite the risk to her life.
Officials say the 10 men, who do not include the man named as chief suspect, belonged to the Pakistani Taliban.
Ataullah Khan, a 23-year-old militant, was identified by a police report at the time of the shooting - but he did not appear in the list of 10 men convicted on Thursday.
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"The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to India's Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai for their struggles against the suppression of children and for young people's rights, including the right to education."
Smith-Spark, Laura. "Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi share Nobel Peace Prize." CNN.
CNN.org. 10 Oct. 2014. Web. 13 Oct. 2014.
In October 2012, 15-year-old activist Yousafzai was shot in the head by the Taliban in her home city of Mingora, Pakistan. The world watched as she was taken to England for treatment and ultimately recovered from her wound. Cowritten with journalist Lamb, this work is much more than the story of Yousafzai's young life. Her narrative examines and elaborates on politics, Pakistan's history, friendship, faith, and, above all else, the need for education for girls. Following in her outspoken father's footsteps, Yousafzai uses every opportunity to champion the cause for which she became a target. While most of the book is well read by actress Archie Panjabi, the prolog, in which Yousafzai narrates the story of her shooting, is particularly powerful. VERDICT Listeners will find a wealth of inspirational material in Yousafzai's story, but the best moments are those in which she steps back from discussions of dissension and Taliban brutality and reveals herself to be an ordinary, Twilight-loving girl.—Anna Mickelsen, Springfield City Lib., MA
A review from Library Journal for the audio version of the memoir.
Mickelsen, Anna. "I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education And Was
Shot By The Taliban." Library Journal 139.2 (2014): 47. Academic Search
Complete. Web. 21 Apr. 2014.