I know I probably should have posted this last week, since it was closer to International Women's Day, but today I'm reviewing I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai.
Age group: 10 - 17
Page count: 240 pages
Summary from Amazon:
I Am Malala. This is my story.
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 October 9, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause: She was shot point-blank while riding the bus on her way home from school.
No one expected her to survive.
Now Malala is an international symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner. In this Young Readers Edition of her bestselling memoir, which has been reimagined specifically for a younger audience and includes exclusive photos and material, we hear firsthand the remarkable story of a girl who knew from a young age that she wanted to change the world -- and did.
Malala's powerful story will open your eyes to another world and will make you believe in hope, truth, miracles and the possibility that one person -- one young person -- can inspire change in her community and beyond.
Why I liked I Am Malala:
- The lesson it teaches. It teaches that even though girls are considered lesser in some countries, they still deserve a right to have education. Education makes people successful.
- After I first read it, honestly, I was bit scared. But it shows that even though we don't want to believe it or are oblivious to it, there are frightening things in this world. It is amazing to see how Malala continues to support girl's education even though she was almost killed.
- We get to learn about a different culture! Even though most of us have different religions and cultures, it's interesting to find out about something else!
I give this book an eight out of ten! It shows that even though you may be different from others, you still deserve education.
Her website is at https://www.malala.org/