“Who is Malala?” asked a man working for the Taliban set out to kill a 15-year-old girl seen as a threat for standing up for what she believed in. Little did he know, Malala would survive his gunshot and become an icon for peace. She would become the youngest person to ever win the Nobel Peace Prize, and help tell the world that anyone can help change it.
I Am Malala, co-authored by the person who experienced it all, is a touching memoir that lends hope to those who need it. This book gives you a feeling that anything is possible if you put your mind to it.
As a girl, many people believed Malala Yousafzai was worth nothing. They thought women could only succeed in certain careers such as a mother or a doctor, and should treat men better than they treated themselves. Malala saw past those lies, though, and knew for a fact she mattered just as much as every human being on the planet.
When she was prohibited from going to school because of her gender, she was willing to risk her life for a better future. Not only that, but this brave girl also proved to others that you can accomplish with hope, perseverance, and a whole lot of fearlessness.
I loved this book because it was so powerfully uplifting. It’s weird to say that because some aspects of the book are really violent, but it’s inspiring to read about how someone could refuse to be silent even when they are facing people in a position of power. I think I Am Malala is a book I really needed to read right now.
This book is for kids ages 10 and older. If you enjoyed Malala’s picture book that I have also reviewed, Malala’s Magic Pencil, you will love this one.
I rate this book four out of four roses!