I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai audiobook

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

By Malala Yousafzai , with Christina Lamb
Read by Archie Panjabi

Little, Brown & Company, Hachette Book Group 9780316322409


Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781478983705

  • ISBN: 9781549169465

Runtime: 9.92 Hours
Category: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English



A New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

A Wall Street Journal bestseller

A Washington Post bestseller

A Literary Hub Pick of the 10 Best Memoirs of the Decade

A 2014 Audie Award Finalist for Biography/Memoir

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award, December 2013

A 2013 Washington Post Notable Book for Nonfiction

A Huffington Post Best Book for 2014

An NPR bestseller

A Los Angeles Times bestseller

A Publishers Weekly bestseller

A Library Journal bestseller

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday October 9, 2012, she almost paid the ultimate price. When she was shot in the head at point blank range while riding the bus home from school, 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 has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever nominee 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, and of Malala's parents' fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.

It will make you believe in the power of one person's voice to inspire change in the world.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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
Her powerful message remains undiluted. Entertainment Weekly
“Riveting…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
The touching story will not only inform you of changing conditions in Pakistan, but inspire your rebellious spirit. Time Out New York
Riveting.... [Malala's] clear voice [is] beautifully captured by Lamb. Ms. Magazine
An inspiring, clearly written memoir that offers a glimpse of an extraordinary young woman and the confounding world from which she comes. Cleveland Plain Dealer
Remarkable...a must-read, first-person account of her journey through global terrorism, her brave, encouraging parents, and her own fight for girls' education. Marie Claire
An eye-opener in the fight for girls' education equality. More
“A gripping story….What makes this book so important is not just the universal value of Malala’s cause…It’s the relevance of her story to one of the most vexing security questions in today’s crazy world.” Philadelphia Inquirer
“One hears some ghosts of Anne Frank in reading I Am Malala, the flightiness, effervescence and, well…girlishness of an adolescent girl flung once again the indifferent violence of inhuman men, like flowers hurled against a stone wall.” Miami Herald
The victory of Malala Yousafzai is that she's just getting started. Salon
Briskly written but full of arresting detail…. Striking [and] surprising. Associated Press
“A rare and moving first-person glance into what it’s like to be a teenager in a country seized by extremists who stand against the basic freedoms you believe in.” Bustle
“Incredibly inspirational…Malala is intelligent and fiery with dreams of changing the world, but the book has the added benefit of being a true story that is easily interwoven with important global issues such as human rights, development, education, and peace.” Policy Mic
The voice that beams, 'I am Malala' is the voice that continues to meet the assassin's challenge. It is the voice of a courageous campaigner who still fights for girls' education. The voice of an icon who may one day be able to return to her country, but who even from afar symbolizes its noblest cause. Shehryar Fazli, Los Angeles Review of Books
A story for each and every girl who chooses to break societal taboos, challenge the clergy, declare war against illiteracy and believe in the power of the pen. Daud Khattak, Newark Star Ledger
[A] vivid autobiography.... Yousafzai possesses an eloquence beyond her years, but her touching asides drive home the fact that she's also very much a 16-year-old girl.... Captivating and surprisingly personal. Erika W. Smith, Bust
“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
“The touching story will not only inform you of changing conditions in Pakistan, but inspire your rebellious spirit.” Time Out New York




Author Bio: Malala Yousafzai

Author Bio: Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai, the educational campaigner from Swat Valley, Pakistan, came to public attention by writing for BBC Urdu about life under the Taliban. In recognition of her courage and advocacy, she was honored with the National Peace Prize in Pakistan in 2011 and in 2014 became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 9.92
Audience: Adult
Language: English