I Am Malala - Malala Yousafzai & Christina Lamb

I Am Malala

By Malala Yousafzai & Christina Lamb

  • Release Date: 2013-10-08
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 1,280 Ratings



As seen on Netflix with David Letterman
"I come from a country that was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday."

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 MALALA is 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.



  • So slow

    By Radsalot
    I could not finish it. That’s rare for me.
  • A Future Woman Leader

    By M. Gallegos
    I truly enjoyed her, thank you your sharing your heartfelt journey.
  • Eye Opening

    Reading this book has made me realize how privileged I am. Sometimes I complain about school and how I don't want to go. As I read I realized how ungrateful I can be. I don't have to fear about getting an education a free one at that. It also opened my eyes to the continuing injustices in the world. "One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world."-Malala Yousafzai
  • Touching

    By Jesswally
    A very moving story; I purchased the young readers edition for my daughter too.
  • I am malala

    By Geminireader
    Loved this book. So inspired by a teenage girl. This book is a must, especially for teenage girls
  • Raw, honest, realistic.

    By ErickTheKatycat
    I really enjoyed this book, Malala's writing is very impressive and taking into consideration her age she's very descriptive and I'm really inspired by her and her family's desire to break boundaries for a good cause. Would totally recommend.
  • Boring

    By Person who likes geekiness
    I couldn't keep reading it without falling asleep
  • Inspiring!

    By Trip3d
    This book is truly amazing and inspiring! The message in this book made me realize how well lucky we are and how we should do more to helps others.
  • amazing

    By hemlock8
    this book hit me in the heart harder than the bombs hit the twin towers.
  • Inspirational

    By Cool Tapes
    Never have I read a book that paints Pakistan in a light beyond destruction and war. Through I Am Malala you learn about the beauty of Swat Valley and why Malala and her family are so keen to fix it. Malala and Zia are truly inspirational.