February has begun, so it’s time to share this month’s book club pick. Rather than do another poll this month, I decided to pick the book that had the next amount of votes from last month. This month, we will be reading I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb.
If you are unfamiliar with Malala’s story, here is the description:
When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.
On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive.
Instead, Malala’s miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she became a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize.
I AM MALALAis the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls’ education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.
I AM MALALA will make you believe in the power of one person’s voice to inspire change in the world.
Malala Yousafzai is the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, an advocate for education and women’s rights and an incredible inspiration to me. You can get a copy of I Am Malala here (or here if you prefer e-books).
I’m looking forward to reading her memoir. Will you be joining me? I’ll be sharing my review of this memoir at the end of the month as well as doing an Instagram live to discuss with those who are reading with me this month, or who want to discuss their thoughts on I Am Malala.
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