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I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban | Malala Lamb Yousafzai
A MEMOIR BY THE YOUNGEST RECIPIENT OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE "I come from a country that was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday." When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and 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 became a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever 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, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons. I AM MALALA will make you believe in the power of one person's voice to inspire change in the world.
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sblbooks
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#NFNov Book 6 finished. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
#TIL Before I read this book, I didn't realize Malala was already fighting for Girls/Woman to have an education, at such a young age. I remember hearing that a young girl was shot for attending school but that's all I knew.
@Clwojick @rsteve388

Clwojick I see this book everywhere. I'm going to have to pick up a copy next time. 4 pt. 3d
sblbooks @Clwojick highly recommended 3d
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#NFNov Book 5
Bingo card prompt "Culture"
@rsteve388 @Clwojick

Scochrane26 💜 this book 3d
Clwojick 6 pts! 3d
Clwojick 6 pts! 3d
sblbooks @Clwojick My first post about this one, so correct. I'm sorry for the confusion! I totally forgot about the bingo until yesterday. 3d
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hermyknee
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“I speak not for myself but for those without voice... those who have fought for their rights... their right to live in peace, their right to be treated with #dignity, their right to equality of opportunity, their right to be educated.”
- Malala Yousafzai

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#quotsyoct19 #lizdoesquotsy

Laura317 Good book! My 6th grade son is reading it now. 4w
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ashleynmiller5
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I‘m looking forward to what my reading list looks like. These are the remaining books that I‘d like to read by the end of 2019. This year, I‘ve been trying to be more realistic with my goals, but I think I can do it!

So, I‘m going to snuggle in & finish up the Tom Hanks book that I‘ve been reading. Next up: “Refugee” by Alan Gratz. What are you currently reading?! Comment below with your current pick 👇🏻

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My total for #24b4Monday.

Overall, I enjoyed this book as it was a fascinating look into the life of Malala, a 15 year old girl growing up in Pakistan. Her and her father are outspoken supporters of education and especially education of women which makes Malala a target for the Taliban. The only distraction were all of the names constantly being introduced. Otherwise, i felt that i learned about some of the history and the current climate.

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Reviewsbylola
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Considering at this time last week, I only had two prompts completed, it feels good to be able to post my wrap up of this quarter‘s #booked2019.

#muslimauthorormc I am Malala
#comicbook Hyperbole and a Half
#diversemiddlegrade The Skin I‘m In
#booktomovie Rabbit, Run
#bookgiftedtoyou Hetty Dorval
#genrebending The Real Lolita (biography and true crime)

Cinfhen Way to go, Girl 💪🏽 #ReadingWarrior #ChallengeSlayer 2mo
4thhouseontheleft Wow! Great job! 🎉🎉 2mo
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FeastOfFiction
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2019 Book 36: very interesting story of Malala. I git a little bogged down with all the political aspects of Pakistan. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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tusi18
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Must read! Story of a brave girl who worked for the upliftment of girls.

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marleed
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I‘ve read several fictional books of late where a character wore a hijab. Meanwhile, this memoir sat nestled in my TBR because I thought I knew Malala‘s story. Wrong.. The descriptions of the Pakistan history, country, people, religion, family, politics, ruling factions, conspiracy theories, and culture were captivating. That all this experienced and told by such an eloquent young woman is sometimes beautiful and oftentimes heartbreaking.

DebReads4fun Great review and pretty photo. 3mo
Eggs Beautiful pic!!! 3mo
marleed @DebReads4fun @Eggs. Thank you - I thought she deserved a pretty pic! 3mo
Eggs The pashminas are perfect for her, beautiful colors 3mo
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rachaich
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This is a library book club choice.
I can't believe I've never read it! Both my daughters have. Whilst I know the story, I'm looking forward to the detail and her anazing motivation and attitude.

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This book was incredible to listen to. I had no idea Malala was just a child when shot in the face and that she was shot because she had already become a voice and champion in her nation for her fight for girls and their education. For anyone like me who is mostly ignorant of the religion of Islam and the strife in the Middle East, this is an important read. Some parts were a bit slow but overall so good. #Booked2019
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Cinfhen Awesome pick ❣️🙌🏻 4mo
IvoryLunatic This is one of my favorites. It‘s so inspiring. It blew me away. 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Glad you enjoyed it! 👊🏻📚♥️ 4mo
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i-am-papercrane
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Today‘s #colormepretty is #purpleandpink!

Surprisingly, I don‘t have a lot of books those colors, so here are the two I found!

I Am Malala we had to read for school, but it was really good! I think I would‘ve ended up reading it anyway eventually, because my Girl Scout troop watched the movie. Would recommend to literally anyone.

Kissing the Witch is a book of retold fairy tales that are all fantastic. Another book everyone should read!

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Oana7
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“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.”

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Awk_Word_Smith
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Happy Birthday, Malala Yousafzai

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Shakespearience
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I finished this on the plane. A very good biography read and a message I think that needs to be heard in regards to both women‘s rights and education. If you haven‘t read this yet then you should. #vhsreads #viloniareads #biography

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Shakespearience
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“...and I began to see that the pen and the words that come from it can be much more powerful than machine guns, tanks, or helicopters. We were learning how to struggle. And we were learning how powerful we are when we speak.” pg 157

Jee_HookedOnBookz Oh wow! You wrote that? It's beautiful! ❤️ ❤️ 6mo
Shakespearience @Jee_HookedOnBookz it is a quote from the book I am reading. 6mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz No I mean the handwriting :) 6mo
Shakespearience @Jee_HookedOnBookz oh! No I used a program called Word Swag. 6mo
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Shakespearience
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Books: part of a balanced breakfast. 📖 🍳 🥓 🍉 #booksandbreakfast #vhsreads #viloniareads

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Shakespearience
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“I am proud that our country was created as the world‘s first Muslim homeland, but we still don‘t agree on what this means. The Quran teaches us sabar — patience — but often it feels that we have forgotten the word and think Islam means women sitting at home in purdah or wearing burqas while men do jihad.” I am learning so much from this book! #viloniareads #vhsreads

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Shakespearience
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Does anyone else fall asleep reading? This is what I wake up to sometimes...I tend to do most of my reading at night as I go to bed. Sometimes the bookmarks gets lost in the sheets or I drift off with my finger between pages. Either way I end up waking to my pile of books. Is there any better way to wake up? #sleepingwithbooks #viloniareads #vhsreads

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Shakespearience
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“He thought there was nothing more important than knowledge...Ignorance allowed politicians to fool people and bad administrators to be re-elected. He believed schooling should be available for all, rich and poor, boys and girls” (“Growing Up in a School‘s” p. 41) #vhsreads #viloniareads #powerfulwords #education

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Shakespearience
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Nothing like a good book and a nice view. #eveningread #biography #viloniareads #vhsreads

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Shakespearience
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After helping sort books at our school library I kept finding books I wanted to borrow. Fortunately we have summer checkout. Unfortunately our librarian said teachers have no limit to the number of books they can check out. I had to cut myself off, but I have a good haul. #vhsreads #viloniareads #schoollibrary #teacherproblems #readerproblems #bookhaul

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Shakespearience
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“Ok, shoot me, but first listen to me. What you are doing is wrong. I‘m not against you personally, I just want every girl to go to school” (Yousafzai 7). Can‘t wait to start reading this. #vhsreads #viloniareads #biography #tbr

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rigo.padilla
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It was an amazing book that helped me learn about the complex origin story of Pakistan while reading about Malala. Through this book, I was able to express anger, pride, and tears. I am left with the realization that regardless of our struggle, we can all do more to make push ourselves and help make the world a better place.

"One child, one teacher, one pen, and one book can change the world." #IAmMalala #EducationIsTheWay #EducationForAll

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Thank you, teachers! You do indeed change the world. #teacherappreciationday #teachersrule

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ke1lbe1l
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I appreciate her concern for the cost of her hospital care, especially at her young age. I was crying through her explanation of what happened but when she mentioned a medical helicopter all I could think of was speaking with a nurse when my mom was in the hospital (and could see the helipad from her room) about how much it costs to fly the patient, let alone family members... and it is a very large bill. But very worth it.

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ke1lbe1l
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Her father‘s friend has a very poignant explanation of what the Taliban actually is: “The Taliban is not an organized force as we imagined ... its a mentality. And this mentality is everywhere in Pakistan. Someone who is against America, against the Pakistan establishment, against English law - he has been infected by the Taliban.”

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I read this with my English students this year, and they really liked it! They were amazed at Malala's bravery, and enjoyed watching the interview of her after we read the book. I will definitely continue to read this in my classes each year. #teachersoflitsy #englishteacher

Brewychock48 I loved it. Made me cry. She is amazing,a strong woman 6mo
AmyG I loved this, too. She is so inspiring. 6mo
Kimberlone The documentary “He Named Me Malala” is also fantastic 6mo
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CoffeeNBooks @Kimberlone I just put it on hold at the library! 6mo
Kimberlone @CoffeeNBooks it‘s so good! I was in tears the whole time 😭 6mo
AndreaLove Such a amazing story. 6mo
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I may not have gotten a bingo but the prompt was a fun idea! #books #bookishbingo #apriltbr #bookstagram #booknerd

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TheHeartlandBookFairy
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This book has been lingering on my TBR stack for way too long! I'm so glad I finally read it ☺️ What an amazing young lady, what an incredible story!

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IndoorDame
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This was extremely well done! I‘d like to get a paper copy of this later in the year and reread certain parts because I realized as I was listening to the audiobook that I‘m just too visual to follow all the details of historical politics (without a narrative structure) verbally. But I learned a lot and this was definitely a pick for me. Plus it‘s been in my queue for a while and fills a #booked2019 prompt 14- Muslim author or main character.

Cinfhen Still haven‘t read this one 🙈 7mo
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Zmohammad
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This B, Nobel Prize winner is about a girl who stood up for education and was shot by terrorists. This would be great included in the classroom for an AS. UDL strategy 3.3 guide information processing and ESOL 4 link lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge 28 provide B of men and women from different countries would align with the lesson plan attached by activating what they learned and key events throughout the story. #LAE3414sp19

Mmw2478 I am dying to read this book and am bummed I didn‘t get it done for our Litsy assignment. She has an incredible story. Plan on reading this one. 7mo
C.Austin @Zmohammad I loved reading this book! Her story is truly amazing! Great resource! 7mo
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Mmw2478 I just bought this book at Goodwill for $1.99. Planning to to put in my Summer read pile. 7mo
Zmohammad @Mmw2478 You will love it! Enjoy 🙂 7mo
DrSpalding English learner strategy 28 is just right for all biographies shared with children. 7mo
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The New York Times best-seller biography novel about the girl that was shot by the Taliban and stood for education is a touching literature circle book, students can discuss amongst their peers the drive and motivation Malala had despite the things that happened to her. The UDL principle is 3.2 and the ESOL STRATEGY is 3. Encourage self-talk (positive thinking)

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Jennick2004
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There‘s an adaptation for my 9 year old to read?! Guess I know what‘s going in her Easter basket 💜

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#booked2019 @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft Muslim Author or MC

A powerful and humbling read. There was so much of Malala's story that I did not know. Made me even more thankful for the education I have been lucky enough to receive, and the one my daughter is getting now.

Cinfhen Inspiring🙌🏻 7mo
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Maitri
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Happiness is re-reading a favourite Book
#inspiration 😊

Maitri Thankyou so much 😊 7mo
Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 7mo
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Maitri I am very thankful for them.....😊 7mo
wanderinglynn Welcome to Litsy! 👋🏻 (just a quick user tip: when you respond to someone in the comments, they won‘t see it unless you tag them.) 7mo
Maitri Ok Thanks @wanderinglynn I was unaware about that 7mo
wanderinglynn No worries! It‘s relatively easy to get the hang of. ☺️ 7mo
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I Am Malala (B) is a New York Times Bestseller and will spark some great discussions in (LC‘s). Malala Yousafzai, a fifteen-year-old girl living in Pakistan fights for females rights for education. As a result, she was shot by the Taliban. Definitely add this inspiring story to your TBR if you haven‘t read it already! #LAE3414SP19

kelseymccormick https://educators.brainpop.com/lesson-plan/malala-lesson-plan-write-speech-award... This is a great resource for upper elementary students to organize their thoughts and write a speech awarding Malala. 8mo
kelseymccormick Using the concept map to organize main ideas of the autobiography aligns with UDL 3.2 Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships. This lesson also aligns with ESOL #6 Continually monitoring students‘ comprehension. (edited) 8mo
cwright I frequently ask myself why I have not yet read this freaking book. The attached lesson plan is an awesome idea that I‘d be super interested in using in my future classroom. Looks like I need to get on reading it soon!! 8mo
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ha_kaye Malala‘s Magic Pencil would make a great introduction text to this book! 7mo
C.Austin @kelseymccormick I read the adult version of this book so I‘m curious to see how it differs from the young readers version! I found her adult version very informative and moving! I‘m sure the young readers version is just as good! 7mo
DrSpalding Haley K. said it well… This would be a wonderful introduction to this powerful biography. 7mo
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DoubleARon
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This was powerful, and beautiful. Told by someone that dearly loves and misses her home. Her passion and belief in her mission comes through along with her sacrifice. I found so many parts of this illuminating about Pakistani life in the Swat Valley before and after the Taliban.

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Hollie
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As seen in the Denver airport this morning. We have arrived safely in Tampa and are so excited to get on the ship tomorrow!

Bookladylinda Enjoy!!!! 8mo
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I can‘t let International Women‘s Day go by without mentioning this powerhouse!

I highly recommend everyone reading this, it‘s beautiful and heartbreaking and an incredible story!

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LogiKitty Beautiful quote! What's the literary luck tag? 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @LogiKitty it‘s our photo challenge!! Check it out!! 8mo
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“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.”
-Malala Yousafzai

#quotsymar19 #book #lizdoesquotsy

TheBookHippie Amen. ❤️ 8mo
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CafeMom
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I love history and liked learning about Pakistan and the valley of Swat. I also admire strong women. I appreciated the updates in my addition. It has been a while since I have read a YA book and I rather enjoyed the change of pace.

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I read malayalam version of this book. Very much liked the way she presented her life and struggles. The reader could feel the problems faced by malala. She is one of the best author to me. I am inviting you to read this book as soon as possible....

SW-T I enjoyed her book. Well told. 9mo
Santhoshthomas @SW-T thanks 9mo
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Just as I find books about the amazing Ruth Bader Ginsburg to fall short of her power, so I felt about this book. It was, perhaps, too long and a bit repetitive. My reaction to the book in no way diminishes my admiration for Ms. Yousafzai's work and spirit.