|I Am Malala : The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
|by Yousafzai, Malala; Lamb, Christina (CON)
|Birmingham, England, June 2015||xiii|
|Prologue: The Day My World Changed||3||(10)|
|Part One Before the Taliban|
|5 Why I Don't Wear Earrings and Pashtuns Don't Say Thank You||69||(11)|
|6 Children of the Rubbish Mountain||80||(10)|
|7 The Mufti Who Tried to Close Our School||90||(12)|
|8 The Autumn of the Earthquake||102||(9)|
|Part Two The Valley of Death|
|10 Toffees, Tennis Balls and the Buddhas of Swat||123||(12)|
|13 The Diary of Gul Makai||154||(11)|
|Part Three Three Girls, Three Bullets|
|19 A Private Talibanization||227||(9)|
|Part Four Between Life and Death|
|21 "God, I Entrust Her to You"||245||(16)|
|22 Journey into the Unknown||261||(14)|
|23 "The Girl Shot in the Head, Birmingham"||275||(15)|
|24 "They Have Snatched Her Smile"||290||(13)|
|Epilogue: One Child, One Teacher, One Book, One Pen...||303||(12)|
|Important Events in Pakistan and Swat||319||(4)|
|A Note on the Malala Fund||327||(4)|
|Reading Group Guide||331|
Describes the life of a young Pakistani student who advocated for women's rights and education in the Taliban-controlled Swat Valley who survived an assassination attempt and became the youngest nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize. (This book was listed in a previous Forecast.)
Malala Yousafzai, the educational campaigner from Swat Valley, Pakistan, came to public attention by writing for BBC Urdu about life under the Taliban. Using the pen name Gul Makai, she often spoke about her family's fight for girls' education in her community.
In October 2012, Malala was targeted by the Taliban and shot in the head as she was returning from school on a bus. She miraculously survived and continues her campaign for education.
In recognition of her courage and advocacy, Malala was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, becoming the youngest-ever recipient at just seventeen years of age. She was also honored with the National Youth Peace Prize in Pakistan in 2011 and the International Children's Peace Prize in 2013, and she was short-listed for Time magazine's Person of the Year.
Malala continues to champion universal access to education through the Malala Fund, a non-
profit organization investing in community-led programs and supporting education advocates around the world.
Christina Lamb is one of the world's leading foreign correspondents. She has reported on Pakistan and Afghanistan since 1987. Educated at Oxford and Harvard, she is the author of five books and has won a number of awards, including Britain's Foreign Correspondent of the Year five times, as well as the Prix Bayeux-Calvados, Europe's most prestigious award for war correspondents. She currently works for the Sunday Times and lives in London and Portugal with her husband and son.