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I Am Malala
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban | Malala 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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Tove_Reads
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I‘ve been meaning to read this book for years. Now I‘ll finally do it!

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dainarmb
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Five books to go on the Stronger Spine 2021 Reading Challenge!

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laur89
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Current classroom reads. ✏️📚
#ELA #TeachersofLitsy

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dainarmb
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My #currentlyreading book isn't in a line with my #BookSpin or #DoubleSpin. Just my luck @TheAromaofBooks 😂🤪 #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Those BookSpin fates can be tricky like that! 😂 3mo
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dainarmb
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#currentlyreading and cozying up, too.

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CogsOfEncouragement
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Incredibly inspiring.

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JohnLAndBenji

I purchased this book today for my kindle app. I look forward to reading it.

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FeatherV
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This book is incredible and sad and inspiring
For my full thoughts see: https://heartandsoulbooks.blogspot.com/2021/09/i-am-malala.html?m=1

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Texreader
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#two4tuesday Thanks @TheSpineView for the tag!

1. Tough one but I‘ll have to go with the two non-fiction books I read this month, tagged and In Search of a Kingdom.

2. Same ole same ole challenges.

TheSpineView You're welcome! Thanks for playing! 😊 5mo
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A fast easy read memoir by “the girl shot by the taliban.”. I encourage anyone who hasn‘t read it yet to do so, it won‘t take you long. But you learn from a child‘s perspective what life was like before the taliban and what living with terrorism is like. You learn what getting shot at point blank range feels like because you dared to say that women should get an education. She‘s a real hero and this was an inspirational read.

BookDadGirlDad On my TBR shelf. Scared to read it. 5mo
Librarybelle I plan to read this one this year 5mo
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CoffeeNBooks I've read this with some of my classes the past few years. Malala's story is so powerful and important to hear. 5mo
Texreader @CoffeeNBooks I can‘t tell you how happy that makes me. I really think it should be required reading in our schools. Bless you! 5mo
Texreader @BookDadGirlDad She handles difficult topics very well. I‘m livid about the whole situation but I didn‘t stress out with it as I have with another memoir I‘m reading in which the author faced fanatical extremists as well. Malala‘s story is so uplifting. 5mo
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“We traveled by bus to the famous White Palace, a wonder built of white marble so unearthly it floated like a cloud. My friends and I stared in awe at its rooms and gardens. Then we ran around, chasing one another, in the deep green forest.”

Photo credits: https://www.flickr.com/photos/54996985@N00/3374840471

#readingasia2021 #Pakistan #foodandlit @Butterfinger @Catsandbooks @librarybelle @barbarabb

TheKidUpstairs This one is on my TBR shelf, I'll get to it someday! Can you remind me of where #FoodandLit is headed for September? I can't find it... 5mo
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It turned out this “Radio Mullah” was a high school dropout with no education of the Koran, sharing his extreme opinions nationwide in Pakistan.

GingerAntics Sounds like “Q.” 🤦🏼‍♀️ 5mo
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GingerAntics This is even more heartbreaking to read considering recent events. 5mo
Texreader @GingerAntics Yes the reason I chose this quote. My secretary‘s son is in Kabul helping with the evacuation so we are all on edge hoping he gets out safe eventually 5mo
Catsandbooks My heart broke while reading her story 5mo
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Librarybelle Thank you for sharing this quote ❤️ 5mo
GingerAntics @Texreader oh my god! I hope he gets out. Keep us posted. 5mo
Butterfinger Yes, I second @GingerAntics 5mo
Texreader @GingerAntics @Butterfinger He left yesterday! He‘s now in Qatar. We are all very relieved 5mo
GingerAntics @Texreader oh good!!! 5mo
Butterfinger Thank goodness. 5mo
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I finished Morocco for #foodandlit so I finally get to start my book for #Pakistan. I‘ve been looking forward to meeting this brave woman and I get to start tonight! @Butterfinger @Catsandbooks

freeatlast1137 I‘ve been wanting to read that book, I look forward to seeing if it‘s worth the read. 5mo
Texreader I‘ll let you know. 5mo
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4/5 ⭐️ Such incredible strength by this young woman! Her story is by no means an easy or happy read but it is important. I look forward to seeing what Malala's future holds!
#FoodandLit Pakistan

This was my #bookspin for August. #bookspinbingo

Texreader I‘m starting this one soon when I finish #Morocco 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 5mo
Catsandbooks @Texreader interested to hear your thoughts! 5mo
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Amazing and brave story. I look forward to Malala‘s future successes for women‘s rights and access to education. I enjoyed hearing her perspective. I had to go back when the book finished and listen to the prologue again, as read by the author.

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DieAReader
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Mehso-so
CoverToCoverGirl I love her picture on the cover. 5mo
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Day 2 at #LitsySummerCamp was pretty but this work elective kept me inside more than I would have preferred. I slept OK but after 5.5 hours in the car yesterday my back hurt. At lunch, I did a few laps around the property to stretch then sat on this bench looking at the Hackensack River listening to the tagged book.

@ImperfectCJ

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August #bookspinbingo 🌊

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 6mo
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Butterfinger
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What do you plan to read for August? #Pakistan #FoodandLit @Texreader @Catsandbooks

I have not read I Am Malala yet. I don't know why. I have the picture book for Chaya - Twenty Two Cents. We're going to reread A Thousand Questions too.

@Bookwormjillk posted how some food has become part of her norm. My family has eaten Norwegian meatballs three other times. We love it so much. With currant jam.

Texreader I‘ll be reading the tagged book. Just now starting #Morocco though. 😬 6mo
Texreader Glad you like the Norwegian meatballs. They are different from the Swedish version but also so good. I‘m just lazy and make the frozen Swedish ones from IKEA. Do you make the Norwegian meatballs with the golden raisins? I really hate that recipe version but husband makes it periodically. 🤨 6mo
Texreader @Catsandbooks You outdid yourself again with the artwork!!! 🤗👏🏻 6mo
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Butterfinger @Texreader no. The recipe came from Pinterest, but Jeremy knows it by heart now. The gravy is delicious. 6mo
Leftcoastzen Beautiful photo! 6mo
Butterfinger @Leftcoastzen @Catsandbooks does all our graphics. She is so talented. 6mo
thegreensofa I am going to read 👁 6mo
Butterfinger @thegreensofa the blurb sounds really good. 6mo
Bookwormjillk The book I have on hold from the library seems to have disappeared so I‘m going to have to find something else. 6mo
Chrissyreadit I am going to read A Thousand Questions. Still reading my Morocco book now. 6mo
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I have loved seeing this everyday
#CreativeHobart @BrigitaOzolins

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MamaMastracci
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My reads for April 2021. I‘m recognizing Muslim authors this month- so many beautiful stories. 💕
I didn‘t get as much reading in this month- even though I had a long list of books. I had less time to read this month and some of these were really emotional stories. I spend more time reflecting on a book if it‘s a really emotional read.
(The Literary Heritage of the Arabs includes Muslim, Jewish, and Christian authors.)
#Bookworm
#April2021Reads

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“We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.”

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Lcsmcat
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Has anyone participated in an Athenian Dialogue before? I‘m participating in one on this book next month and wondered if there are Littens who can tell me what to expect. #AthenianDialogue

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ravenlee
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I finished this yesterday, except for the interview in the reading guide which I just read. Malala is amazing. I knew very little about Pakistan history, like most Americans I‘d guess, and even the recent events were fuzzy. Highly recommend this book both for a strong woman to know and for current(ish) events.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa This was excellent, she did a follow up, revisiting her story and then talking to other refugees about their stories. I highly recommend that one too! I found the stories from other corners of the world equally interesting and educational (because yes, we just don‘t get enough current world events news in the US) (edited) 9mo
ravenlee @Riveted_Reader_Melissa thank you - I was just noting in my journal that I would like more up-to-date information on Malala! And my library actually has it, so I will be adding it to my list. 9mo
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"My father always said, "Malala will be free as a bird." I dreamed of going to the top of Mount Elum like Alexander the Great to touch Jupiter and even beyond The Valley. But, as I watched my brothers running across the roof, flying their kites and skillfully flicking the strings back and forth to cut each other's down, I wondered how free a daughter could ever be."
-Malala Yousafzai

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This would be a great school read, everyone could get something out of it really. Unbelievable the courage this girl has and continue to has.

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An inspiring story of a girl who stood up for what she believed in. The language is simple and direct.
Read this for #readingasia2021 #pakistan as well as #booked2021 #SETINACOUNTRYWHEREUNPEACEKEEPERSARE

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4/2021

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I‘m posting one book per day from my ever-increasing TBR. No description. No explanation. Just books to read. Join the fun if you want.

Day 85.

#fromthetbrstacks

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bibliobliss

The Taliban is against education because they think that when a child reads a book or learns English or studies science he or she will become Westernized.

But I said, "Education is education. We should learn everything and then choose which path to follow." Education is neither Eastern nor Western, it is human.

#currentlyreading

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"They can stop us going to school, but they can't stop us learning."

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"Don't accept good things from bad people."

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"...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."

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vlwelser
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I liked this but I didn't really get into it until the last quarter. It's fine but she gives a lot of background in a voice that sounds fairly juvenile. Maybe this is meant for a young audience. I may be the only person that didn't totally love it.

#BookSpinBingo square 9
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 13mo
ephemeralwaltz Yeah, I didn‘t like the execution of this either. 13mo
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I‘ve heard Malala‘s story so many times that I thought reading her book would be over-kill. That was far from true, in fact reading it through her own words made it more real and captured the human behind the events that led her to become an activist for women‘s right to education. What a well written account of a bold girl, so much I learnt from her. Definitely worth the read.

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“One person had tried to silence me and millions spoke out.”

This book was really inspiring. Listening to Malala tell her story was emotionally exhausting, but in a good way. She never said why me or life isn‘t fair but instead she focused on the positive and showed so much grace and humility. We can all learn from this young lady about perseverance and bravery. 👇🏽

Kalalalatja Great review! 13mo
Librarybelle Great review! I‘ve placed this on hold through the library. 13mo
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Cinfhen Try the audio @Librarybelle it‘s really good 13mo
BarbaraBB Great review and oh those prompts 👍🏽 13mo
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BarbaraBB This must be a record in tackling multiple prompts! 13mo
Cinfhen I‘m pretty pleased 😜 @BarbaraBB 13mo
Librarybelle I have wanted to read this one...maybe this is my year for it! And your prompt list reminds me that it fits the listed #Booked2021 prompt, so maybe this would be the perfect time to read it! 13mo
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4thhouseontheleft One of the best things about January, one book filling ALL the prompts! 🎉🙌🏽 13mo
Cinfhen It‘s really good @Librarybelle and I love hearing the author narrate her story 13mo
Cinfhen I‘m in stealth mode @4thhouseontheleft 💕😁 13mo
KarenUK #multidipping ! 💕😊👍 13mo
TheKidUpstairs I just got this one for Christmas! 13mo
Crazeedi What #abookeveryoneelseread for?? Your #booked2021? Great job Cindy, happy new year! I'm setting up my journal so I can try to complete some challenges for a change this year!! 13mo
Cinfhen It‘s for #pop21 @Crazeedi !!! 13mo
Cinfhen It was really inspiring @TheKidUpstairs 💜 13mo
TheKidUpstairs @Cinfhen I'll definitely keep it in mind for either Spring's UN peacekeepers prompt or Summer's with pictures prompt! 13mo
Cinfhen Yay!!! Lots of good options with this book @TheKidUpstairs I listened to the audio so I didn‘t know it included photos 13mo
Crazeedi @Cinfhen I figured it out, printed off the list, so we'll see how it goes! 13mo
Cinfhen Just have fun with it @Crazeedi 💕 13mo
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Uplifting and powerful, Malala is a force of nature and one of the bravest people I‘ve ever had the pleasure to learn from. Highly recommend! #ReadHarder #challenge #Booked2020 #BannedBook #SetinSouthernAsia This book completes my #ReadHarder and #booked2020 challenges! @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen Woohoo 🎉 congrats 😀I plan on reading this book in 2021 14mo
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Book, dog, fire. The perfect evening?

j.rye I‘m curled up with my pupper too! 14mo
Julsmarshall Isn‘t it just the best thing, @j.rye ! 14mo
Librariana Is there a cup of hot cocoa nearby? Or tea? Or apple cider? Because if already totally looks and feels like the perfect evening! But I think a warm beverage would be like the cherry on top 😁😊💙📚 14mo
Librariana *IT not IF - lol! 14mo
Julsmarshall @librarianna a glass of Chardonnay 😄 14mo
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Bookish_Gal This is such a powerful statement. I think on it often 14mo
H_SQUARED @Bookish_Gal It is, and so relevant right now. 14mo
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Reading buddy ❤️

BarbaraTheBibliophage Our kids and grandkids have a dog who looks just like this! (Only older, I'd guess.) His name is Waldo! 13mo
H_SQUARED @BarbaraTheBibliophage Awww!! What kind is he? This is Dug. He‘s a Pit Bull / Boxer mix and huge (90lbs)! 13mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Waldo‘s mostly Boxer but he was a rescue, so 🤷🏼‍♀️. 13mo
Tattooedteacher He‘s such a sweetie pie. 13mo
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I went from American Dirt right into I Am Malala. Now I‘m having some serious nightmares of drug cartels and running for my life.

lynneamch Better stay away from 14mo
H_SQUARED @lynneamch Ooh.. that looks good. I‘ll have to take a genre break in between. Make some room for new night terrors 😳 14mo
Tattooedteacher Sometimes I have to switch genre because of that. 13mo
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