Book Review: I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

i am malalaPage Turners Book Club will be discussing I Am Malala on Thursday, November 9 at 3:00 p.m.

Malala is an outspoken Pakistani activist for girls’ right to an education. She made many speeches and became quite a public figure, not just in Pakistan, but around the world. In October 2012, the Taliban shot her on her way home from school. She was only 15. Malala survived to become a household name and garner an even greater spotlight on the need for girls’ education. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014.

This book covers her life in Swat, the region of Pakistan where she lived, and her education and activism. She is an amazing young woman and hearing her story in her own voice is remarkable. She shares so many stories of her childhood, both happy and sad. It’s a great book and I really look forward to whatever Malala has planned for her future.

Review by Jessica A.

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