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Publication Date: 27 Aug 2015
Subject: Social sciences
Suitable for: Secondary
AR: 5.9 MY
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Malala : my story of standing up for girls' rights
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Autobiography of a teenage Pakistani school pupil and education activist who survived an assassination attempt
Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren't allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn't go to school.
Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on 9 October, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause. She was shot point-blank on her way home from school. No one expected her to survive.
Now she is an international symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize nominee.
This is the remarkable story of a girl who knew from an early age that she wanted to change the world-and did. It will open your eyes to another world and will make you believe in hope, truth, miracles, and the determination of one person to inspire change.
NOTE : Hardback published as "Malala : the girl who stood up for education and changed the world".
p11 Before the Taliban
p39 A shadow over our valley
p71 Finding my voice
p135 A new life, far from home
p207 A conversation with Malala
p227 A timeline of important events
p248 A note on the Malala Fund
p249 Discussion notes
p262 Photo credits