‘Waiting On’ Wednesday: “I Am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai

Weekly Meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking The Spines

Last week I was fortunate enough to be invited to Hachette’s Christmas Road show where they give booksellers a bit of a run down on what’s being released between now and Christmas. Let me just say this, this Christmas is going to be every book-lovers dream and downfall; there are so many fantastic books and many big names coming out in the next three months. I can’t wait!

My choice for this week’s ‘Waiting on’ Wednesday comes from some of their upcoming books. This time I go a bit different from normal, as instead of choosing a fiction book like normal, I’ve chosen a biography I’m very much looking forward to reading.  If you follow the news, some time ago you would have heard the story of the 15 year old girl who stood up for a girl’s/women’s right to education over in the middle east, and because of this she was shot in the head by the Taliban. This is her story.

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Wanted To Go To School by  Malala Yousafzai

Published by: Little Brown and Company (part of Hachette Australia)

Expected release: 8th October 2013

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.

On Tuesday October 9, 2012, she almost paid the ultimate price. When she was shot in the head at point blank range while riding the bus home from school, 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 has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever nominee 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, and of Malala’s parents’ fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.

It will make you believe in the power of one person’s voice to inspire change in the world.



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