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I Am Malala review

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GIRLS RUN THE WORLD In her memoir, Malala showcases her passion for education

I Am Malala

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Christina Lamb, Malala Yousafzai
publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
genre:
Memoir

We gave it a B+

Silently and menacingly — just like the vampires in the Twilight books she was reading — the Taliban flooded Malala’s remote Pakistan valley. Girls, they announced, could no longer attend school. Malala became a public face of defiance, showing unimaginable pluck by speaking to journalists and writing a blog for the BBC about her passion for education. Then, shortly before her 15th birthday, she was attacked on a bus by a Taliban gunman. Malala’s bravely eager voice can seem a little thin here, in I Am Malala, likely thanks to her co-writer, but her powerful message remains undiluted. B+