Malala Yousafzai, the educational campaigner from Swat Valley, Pakistan, became the youngest-ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, at age seventeen. Malala champions universal access to quality education through the Malala Fund (malala.org).
Praise for I Am Malala A 2015 Amelia Bloomer Project
List SelectionA CBC 2015 Children's Choice Book Awards FinalistA
2015 International Literacy Association Teachers' Choice
* "A searing and personal portrait of a young woman who dared to make a difference."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Although her efforts to attend school, and the subsequent attack she endured, make for a powerful story, Yousafzai writes just as vividly about her daily life as a child in Pakistan.... Yousafzai's fresh, straightforward voice creates an easily read narrative that will introduce a slew of younger readers to both her story and her mission."--Booklist
"This is no simple redaction. With the capable assistance of co-author McCormick, the account has been effectively rewritten specifically for children...[I]t should pack quite a wallop."--Kirkus Reviews
[Yousafzai's] strong voice and ideals come across on every page, emphasizing how her surroundings and supportive family helped her become the relevant figure she is today....--SLJ