I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

Written by:
Malala Yousafzai
Narrated by:
Archie Panjabi

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
October 2013
10 hours 0 minutes

As seen on Netflix with David Letterman
'I come from a country that was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday.'

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 became a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize.

I AM MALALA is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls' education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.

I AM MALALA will make you believe in the power of one person's voice to inspire change in the world.
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It's all in the title "I Am Malala". I highly recommend this amazing book. We could all learn something from Malala. She's a remarkable human being and it was a gift to have read her story. Just Read It!

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Emily S.

Amazing story from a brave soul! Definitely a must read.

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The narrator did a great job...her voice was very pleasant to listen to. I thought the topic of the book was intriguing since I live in the U.S. and don't know much about Pakistan or its inhabitants. I sympathize with Malala and admire her courage and her father's courage. That said, I found most of the book a bit dry. While it was good to have the background and the events that led up to Malala being shot, I think it was a bit too drawn out. Definitely still feel it was worth reading

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Toni N.

It is an important book, everyone should read!

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Javier S.

Makes you realize how rateful one should be living in U.S.A. Everyone shoule be able to attend schoolbif they desire.

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irine g

True story, very emotional. Malala was heard by world, brave family stood by her and she's right: every child should get education.

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Rachel Z

Inspiring, educational, must read.

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Tasya B

Loved this book. Very inspiration and so important for women all around the world

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Andrea Fredmonski

This is a beautiful story everyone should read.

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Janet Slavenski

Excellent, educational, informative ! A great story from a well educated young lady who isn't afraid to face terrorism and bullies. Can't wait to see where Malala goes from here.

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Joan Morabito

Excellent read. Was interesting to hear the story from her own personal experience.

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Danny Teevens

A historical perspective of the Pakistani region in and around Swat Valley is well developed for the reader. This context adds to the uniqueness of Malala, her parents, and their family structure of exposing immoral behavior and bridging a gap of healing in communities during some truly horrific times. How do you stand tall in the face of 'life and death' danger? Well, when you are told and shown how precious you are and exposed to learning as a fundamental right within each person's life, it becomes a green light to forge forward for a child. Love, love, love the dad for propping her up to be an independent thinker and dear heart. Lastly, it is refreshing to hear of a culture's perspective from a non-entitled young person. It gives me a strong sense of hope in our millennial, sometimes 'narcissistic culture'.

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Kathy Keil-Rogers

Amazing human, story, well written...should be required reading for every man, woman and child.

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Nelly Navarro-Britt

This is the amazing story of a girl who spoke up for girls' rights to education when the taliban made it illegal. They shot her in an attempt to silence her but only made her more known world wide. Her father is inspiring, too, as he fights for women's rights as well & opened up a school for girls. He always set a good example for her. Great read!

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Berva Lorraine Hume

Very inspiring read and in depth look into another culture. This true account is written without bitterness, by a young woman determined to keep moving forward in life. She is amazing!

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Terresa Taylor

Absolutely love this book. Dk inspiring and the narrator voice is calm and soothing I absolutely enjoyed this and decided to start my subscription early!

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Great story from a struggling smart and intelligent sixteenth years old girl! Our world needs a lot more Malalas!

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Marcia Bear

Expected to hear more about her life after recovery but still enjoyed the book.

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Barbi N.

Wonderfully educational read. Malala is a very brave and courageous young lady. The only thing I would have changed is myself. I would have read it vs audio read. Not the kind of book that is one I would recommend reading by audio.

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Maria L.

Great and Touching Story!

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