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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.


Malala Yousafzai addresses United Nations Youth Assembly


Library Journal Review

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.


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