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 2015xiii
Prologue: The Day My World Changed3(10)
Part One Before the Taliban
1 A Daughter Is Born
2 My Father the Falcon
3 Growing Up in a School
4 The Village
5 Why I Don't Wear Earrings and Pashtuns Don't Say Thank You
6 Children of the Rubbish Mountain
7 The Mufti Who Tried to Close Our School
8 The Autumn of the Earthquake
Part Two The Valley of Death
9 Radio Mullah
10 Toffees, Tennis Balls and the Buddhas of Swat
11 The Clever Class
12 The Bloody Square
13 The Diary of Gul Makai
14 A Funny Kind of Peace
15 Leaving the Valley
Part Three Three Girls, Three Bullets
16 The Valley of Sorrows
17 Praying to Be Tall
18 The Woman and the Sea
19 A Private Talibanization
20 Who Is Malala?
Part Four Between Life and Death
21 "God, I Entrust Her to You"
22 Journey into the Unknown
Part Five A Second Life
23 "The Girl Shot in the Head, Birmingham"
24 "They Have Snatched Her Smile"
Epilogue: One Child, One Teacher, One Book, One Pen...303(12)
Important Events in Pakistan and Swat319(4)
A Note on the Malala Fund327(4)
Reading Group Guide331

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.

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