I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition)
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I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World Audiobook by Malala Yousafzai is an autobiography of the author, published in the year 2013. The book provides insight into the life and journey of Malala Yousafzai. The book details the early life of Malala and her family. Her father Ziauddin opened schools for children in need. Her mother would bring poor and needy children to live with them and her father would give them place in the schools. The author also describes the changing political regime in the region.
In the next section, the author describes the rise of Taliban in Swat. The continuing war in the North-West Pakistan and the coming to power of Benazir Bhutto is also discussed. Taliban regime continued their atrocities and murders against activists and people who raised their voice against them. The school of Malal’s family is shut down and her family is forced to relocate. The family return back to their home after the army fights Taliban in Swat. Malala along with her father gives speeches and interviews where she is critical of Taliban.
She started receiving praise and prizes for her activism. Malala receives death threats which worries her parents. One day during her exams she is shot with three bullets. She is rushed to the hospital for treatment. She was later taken to the hospital in Birmingham for further treatment. She was later discharged from the hospital in January 2013. She continues to live in Birmingham and actively involves in activism, though missing her home in Swat.
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World Audiobook by Malala Yousafzai received positive reviews and sold more than 2 million copies. It also won many literary awards. The book provides an insight into the life of Malala and her family. The hardships and struggle faced by Malala have been nicely depicted in the book.
The book is written in a simple language and is a fast read. The routine life of the people under the Taliban regime has also been depicted in the book which is heart-wrenching. This is a highly recommended book for readers wanting to know more about the life under Taliban and the struggles of a girl against all odds.