I Am Malala

by Malala Yousafzai, Patricia McCormick

Malala Yousafzai is the cure for the common teenager. She defies teenage stereotypes and
gives inspiration to the youth of today. Malala encourages teens to fight for the good of the
world, not just for their stereotypical popularity. Teenagers these days do have depth,
character, and courage. Malala can guide them to maximize these great attributes.

Malala Yousafzai was raised to stand up for what she believes. She took this to heart as her
conviction was severely challenged when the Taliban took control of her formally peaceful
town. Despite their tactics of fear and violence, Malala continued to stand up for what she
believed, freedom of education for all, including girls. This daring idea was met with fierce
resistance from the extremists. In defying the Taliban, Malala nearly lost her life. After
surviving their vicious attack, she used her second chance at life to further commit herself to
ensuring that all girls can receive the education they deserve.

I Am Malala is Malala Yousafzai’s memoir, providing her first-hand account of the remarkable
story of a girl who wanted to change the world – and did. Encouraged by her forward-thinking
father, Malala becomes the good in the world, attempting to counter the evil of extremism. In
an effort to make the world a better place, Malala realizes that daunting task must start with
her. Malala sees the world as a family, meant to help those that are suffering. Everyone must
pitch in and do their part. Doubting that her one small voice might make a difference, Malala
persevered and spoke out publicly, insisting on education for girls. She has become a
prominent figure in the world representing peace and equality. Her straight-forward narrative
captures its audience and challenges readers to speak up to make things better.

Malala’s story will open our eyes to a vastly different culture and make us believe in hope,
truth, miracles, and the amazing impact of one person. A young person truly can change the
world. What better message for families to share together? Malala will inspire the young
activist in our children to do what is right and make a difference in the world. Malala’s readers,
both young and old, will be motivated to do more and be more than they ever thought
possible.