I Am Malala, Young Reader's Edition Lib/E: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition)

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$59.99
Publisher
Little, Brown Young Readers
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Dimensions
6.1 X 6.7 X 1.2 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Compact Disc
EAN/UPC
9781478902300

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About the Author

Patricia McCormick is an American journalist and writer of realistic fiction for young adults. She has twice been a finalist for the National Book Award.

Patricia McCormick is an American journalist and writer of realistic fiction for young adults. She has twice been a finalist for the National Book Award.

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 recognition of her courage and advocacy, she was honored with the National Peace Prize in Pakistan in 2011 and nominated for the International Children's Peace Prize in the same year. She is the youngest ever person nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. She was shortlisted for Time Magazine Person of the Year and has received numerous other awards. She continues to champion universal access to education through The Malala Fund, a nonprofit organization investing in community-led education programs and supporting education advocates around the world.

Reviews

Adapted with McCormick from the adult bestseller, this inspiring memoir by activist Yousafzai sketches her brave actions to champion education in Pakistan under the Taliban...Yousafzai highlights the escalating tensions as the Taliban takes hold-including the strictures against girls attending school, the obliteration of Western influence, violence, and the eventual war-but also brings the universal to life as she quarrels with her brothers, treasures her best friend, and strives to earn top grades...It's a searing and personal portrait of a young woman who dared to make a difference.

-- "Publishers Weekly (starred review)"

Ms. Yousafzai has single-handedly turned the issue of the right of girls-and all children-to be educated into headline news. And she is a figure worth hearing.

-- "Financial Times (London)"

A riveting memoir...this is a book that should be read not only for its vivid drama but for its urgent message about the untapped power of girls.

-- "Washington Post"

In a work this personal and important, it's vital to utilize a reader who engages the listener and renders an authentic interpretation of the writer, both physically and emotionally. Neela Vaswani does this admirably. She sounds like Westerners would imagine Malala Yousafzai, now slightly older than when we first heard of her, would sound. Malala is the Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban when she spoke out in favor of girls going to school. Vaswani's Indian accent is far from overpowering, and her diction is crisp and easy on the ear. Her cadence also adds to the realism of the reading. While the book is aimed at young adults, adult listeners should find equal pleasure in this book. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.

-- "AudioFile"
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