2014 GO BIG READ
I Am Malala
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 seventeen, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest winner ever for the Nobel Peace Prize. I Am Malala is her remarkable story.
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Malala Yousafzai won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. Read the Nobel Prize Committee's press release