I Am Malala:

malalaI Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
by Malala Yousafzia with Christina Lamb as a contributor
2013 / 352 pages
read by  Archie Panjabi 9h 55m
Rating:  7.5

At first I felt like I’d read too many books like this before- memoirs of women in Muslim countries – usually at about young adult level but okay for adult.   As I got more into it though the story is a bit different in that Malala goes into the history of her area in northern Pakistan and its struggles with the Taliban in a very informative way.

For those who don’t know – Malala Yousafzai won the Nobel Peace Prize “for (her) struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education” http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/2014/yousafzai-facts.html

She won the Nobel Prize after the book was published.  >>>>MORE: no spoilers >>>> 

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