Malala tells the captivating story of her fight for women’s education. Her story begins before the Taliban has a strong hold in Pakistan, but shows how one man’s wicked influence can corrupt entire communities. As religious persecution spreads, Malala and her family fight back for the education they treasured. Her story, while painful and discouraging in parts, is inspiring and hopeful. She shows young readers the power of speaking out about what you believe.
I Am Malala is a good book for students curious about different worlds and cultures. It shows the bleakness of war as well as the power of being committed to a cause. Malala’s story deals tactfully and appropriately with the violence she faced, but this is a good book for young readers to discuss with adults.
Recommended ages--10 and up (with adult guidance and discussion)