As Malala was riding the bus home from school in the remote valley of Swat in northern Pakistan talking to her girlfriends, the Taliban stopped the bus and shot several students including Malala at point blank range. After many surgeries and with the help of her courageous family and the support of thousands of caring individuals around the world, Malala, made a miraculous recovery. As a champion of education for all girls she spoke before the United Nations at the age of sixteen and later became the youngest nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize. This book is truly inspirational and will make you realize that one person can make the world a better place.
“Riveting…. Co-written with Christina Lamb, a veteran British journalist who has an evident passion for Pakistan and can render its complicated history with pristine clarity, this is a book that should be read not only for its vivid drama but for its urgent message about the untapped power of girls…. It is difficult to imagine a chronicle of a war more moving, apart from perhaps the diary of Anne Frank. With the essential difference that we lost that girl, and by some miracle, we still have this one.” (Marie Arana, Washington Post)
“For a teenage girl in a distant corner of the globe to spark life into this movement-against overwhelming odds-is truly extraordinary. The world must not allow Malala’s message to die.” (Dallas Morning News)