I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban

Malala Yousafzai, Christina Lamb, Archie Panjabi

Reading level


  • True lives
  • Factual
  • Factual
  • Factual

Average rating

4 out 5

*"Find your local library.":http://bit.ly/2CShOJr* *"Buy this book from hive.co.uk":http://tinyurl.com/y3my6e4v to support The Reading Agency and local bookshops at no additional cost to you.* 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.




it is an autobiography

Anonymous 13.12.2015

It was interesting - set up in Pakistan and she came to England. I am afraid I had some problems with words to read,

Anonymous 27.05.2016

This is a very heartfilled book which I would highly recommend to everyone. Malala is a very insparational girl who everyone should know about. Her story is amazing and should be spread far and wide.

Anonymous 05.07.2016


Anonymous 03.09.2014

The saddest book I have EVER read but it shows how hard life out there really is and how unfortunate some countries are

Anonymous 17.12.2014

A poignant book with descriptions of the panoramic landscapes juxtaposing the slums of Swat so cinematic you can almost see them forming before your eyes. It raises interesting perspectives not just on the ultimate evil of the Taliban but of the evilness and corruption of our very own overlords, making the issues raised in the Biography seem all the more close to home. Would recommend to anyone with an interest in politics or who felt a connection with Malala's story. Would not recommend to anyone in the Taliban.

Anonymous 08.02.2015

The thrilling autobiography of Malala, so gripping and you can really feel what she believes. An amazing story

Anonymous 05.08.2014

How lucky we are! You cannot but feel humble when reading this book. We take so much for granted about education, our rights to express ourselves, live without threat of violating attacks etc. The struggles of Malala's father to build a school and strive to provide education are so far removed from the society in which we live. This is a book that raises so many moral, religious and ethical questions and challenges us as individuals to reflect on our lives and our values.

Anonymous 10.06.2015

This book tells the story of Malala, a Pakistani girl who stood up for the rights of women and publicly spoke out against the Taliban. The book very moving, as it tells the history of Malala's mother and father, talking about their child hood and backgrounds. Her father is as out spoken as his daughter and receives multiple death threats from the Taliban, which, thankfully, are never carried out. Malala also tells the story of when she was shot in the head on October 10th 2012. Nearer the beginning of the book, it also explains the history of the Taliban and the country of Pakistan. This is one of the best books I've read in years and I think everyone aged 8+ needs to read it!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous 15.08.2015

I liked this book because reading this book made realise how much I take for granted everyday,freedom of speech ,religion and many more.And that is the reason I loved this book and how she stood up for education.

Anonymous 25.12.2016

It is a non-fiction story based on the life of a girl who lived her first 17 years in Pakistan fighting for women's rights and for free education for every boy and girl. It's easy to read but really interesting. It also helps to meditate on our world's problems.

Anonymous 20.05.2017

She is so brave and such a role model

Anonymous 10.07.2017

Children like me should read this book because Malala is a very inspirational girl and this true story really teaches children about how fortunate we are. I really loved this book!

Anonymous 25.07.2017

You should read this book because it is life changing and it makes me realise how lucky we are. However, it is sad at some points and you won't want to read on but you have to push on because it is worth it.

Anonymous 27.07.2017

This is a really great book. It is a true, yet unbelievable story. The book is about how Malala was shot for standing up for education. It keeps you wanting more and more.

Anonymous 28.08.2017

because i think it is very inspiring and i like that she fought for what he believed in!

Anonymous 29.08.2017

This is an amazing book about a girl with an interesting life! I will definitely read this again!

Anonymous 31.08.2017

I loved this book! Malala is so inspirational. I found the book really interesting and moving. I think the fact that the book was an autobiography made it even more scary to see everything that happened

Anonymous 01.09.2017

An interesting quick read.

Anonymous 21.03.2018

This is a book that I have wanted to read for ages. It tells of the factual account of Malala and her fight with the Taliban to allow girls/women get an education. It was worth the read.

Tracey 10.07.2018

Great Emotional Made me cry Got good pictures in it

Anonymous 26.07.2018

This is an amazing book about a girl living in poor conditions in Pakistan . It just gose to show that you can surive through injuries even life thretening onse . I would recomend this book for people aged 13-16

Anonymous 30.07.2018

interesting and very inspirational and heart-breaking

Anonymous 31.07.2018

I found her really brave and the story’s really inspirational

Anonymous 07.08.2018

It is a surprising story of survival Recommended to everyone

Anonymous 10.08.2018

This was an inspiring story.

Rhonda 19.05.2019

I really enjoyed this book as it was a heart warming story and I never wanted to put it down. It was intersting to see how they operated on Malala and especially when they put a bit of her skull in her stomach! I would recommend this book to someone who likes autobiographies and stories about inspirational characters.

Paige 14.09.2019