I Am Malala Silently and menacingly — just like the vampires in the Twilight books she was reading — the Taliban flooded Malala's remote Pakistan valley. Girls, they… I Am Malala Silently and menacingly — just like the vampires in the Twilight books she was reading — the Taliban flooded Malala's remote Pakistan valley. Girls, they… 2013-10-08 Memoir Little, Brown and Company
Book Review

I Am Malala (2013)

GIRLS RUN THE WORLD In her memoir, Malala showcases her passion for education
GIRLS RUN THE WORLD In her memoir, Malala showcases her passion for education
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Oct 08, 2013; Writers: Christina Lamb, Malala Yousafzai; Genre: Memoir; Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

Silently and menacingly — just like the vampires in the Twilight books she was reading — the Taliban flooded Malala's remote Pakistan valley. Girls, they announced, could no longer attend school. Malala became a public face of defiance, showing unimaginable pluck by speaking to journalists and writing a blog for the BBC about her passion for education. Then, shortly before her 15th birthday, she was attacked on a bus by a Taliban gunman. Malala's bravely eager voice can seem a little thin here, in I Am Malala, likely thanks to her co-writer, but her powerful message remains undiluted. B+

Originally posted Oct 01, 2013 Published in issue #1281 Oct 18, 2013 Order article reprints
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