When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, 9 October 2012, she almost paid the ultimate price when she was shot in the head at point-blank range. Malala Yousafzai’s extraordinary journey has taken her from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations. She has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and is the youngest ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. I AM MALALA will make you believe in the power of one person’s voice to inspire change in the world.
Interest age: 13+
Reading age: 13+
Themes explored include: courage, belonging/identity, suffering, love, growing up,