Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: October 2013
I come from a country that was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday.Things I Liked:
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 has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
What a beautiful story! I love how down to earth Malala and her father sound, yet they are making an extraordinary difference in their country. Her story makes you think you could stand up and make a difference too. She is inspiring in her tireless efforts to not back down when told to stop going to school. I'm amazed at her courage and strength, especially for one so young.
Things I Didn't Like:
It wasn't the most well-written book, but I think that is part of what makes you feel like you connect well with her.
Nothing I can think of...
BOOK CONTENT RATINGS:
she kind of lives with violence in her part of the world
Overall rating: *****
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