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I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Inspiring memoir of teen Nobel laureate shot by Taliban.

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What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 11+

Inspiration and appreciation

A great adolescent read - inspirational account of the importance of an education and freedom. Survival and overcoming obstacles are exemplified through her struggles.
age 11+

Amazing Book

Malala is a global citizen and she stood up for education, however what happened to her is bad and kids lower than 10 y/o shouldn't read it.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (61 ):

Many a kid, and many an adult, will find I AM MALALA an engaging, accessible introduction to Malala Yousafzai, education advocate, Nobel laureate, and 17 years old at the time of writing. It's an inspiring look at what one person can do to stand up to wrongdoers and make things better -- and a fascinating window into daily life in a culture that's very different from that of Western kids.

It's also profoundly poignant, as Malala and her family are uprooted and have their lives changed beyond recognition, probably forever. "Sometimes I get tired," she writes. "Some days I wish I could just sit on the couch and watch Mind Your Language or Skype with friends. But I take the work I'm doing very seriously, always."

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