I Am Malala

Author: Malala Yousafzai
Publisher: Gollancz
ISBN: 1474603580
Release Date: 2016-02-04
Genre:

*Winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize* When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, 9 October 2012, she almost paid the ultimate price when she was shot in the head at point-blank range. Malala Yousafzai's extraordinary journey has taken her from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations. She has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and is the youngest ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. I Am Malala will make you believe in the power of one person's voice to inspire change in the world.

I Am Malala Abridged Quick Reads Edition

Author: Malala Yousafzai
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781474600491
Release Date: 2016-02-04
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

*Winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize* When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, 9 October 2012, she almost paid the ultimate price when she was shot in the head at point-blank range. Malala Yousafzai's extraordinary journey has taken her from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations. She has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and is the youngest ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. I Am Malala will make you believe in the power of one person's voice to inspire change in the world.

I Am Malala The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai Book Analysis

Author: Bright Summaries,
Publisher: BrightSummaries.com
ISBN: 9782806281128
Release Date: 2016-11-09
Genre: Education

Unlock the more straightforward side of I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai, winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. The book tells the story of Malala’s childhood, which was marked by the increasing control of the Taliban in Pakistan, and the attempt on her life in 2012 as she travelled home from school. Following this assassination attempt, Malala became known all over the world and continued to campaign for girls’ education, speaking at the UN General Assembly and setting up her own foundation. The book is a powerful testament to her courage and commitment to working towards education for all. Malala Yousafzai is the youngest ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2013. Find out everything you need to know about I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you in your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

Malala

Author: Malala Yousafzai
Publisher: Indigo
ISBN: 1780622163
Release Date: 2015-09
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Written in collaboration with critically acclaimed NATIONAL BOOK AWARD finalist Patricia McCormick, Malala tells her story - from her childhood in the Swat Valley to the shooting, her recovery and new life in England. She's a girl who loves cricket, gossips with her best friends, and, on the day of the shooting, nearly overslept and missed an exam. A girl who saw women suddenly banned from public, schools blown up, the Taliban seize control, and her homeland descend into a state of fear and repression. This is the story of her life, and also of her passionate belief in every child's right to education, her determination to make that a reality throughout the world, and her hope to inspire others.

Malala s Magic Pencil

Author: Malala Yousafzai
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780316319836
Release Date: 2017-10-17
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Nobel Peace Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author Malala Yousafzai's first picture book, inspired by her own childhood. * "This is a wonderful read for younger students that will also provide insight and encourage discussion about the wider world. ... The simplicity of Yousafzai's writing and the powerful message she sends, make this book inspirational for all." --- School Library Journal (starred review) Malala's first picture book will inspire young readers everywhere to find the magic all around them. As a child in Pakistan, Malala made a wish for a magic pencil. She would use it to make everyone happy, to erase the smell of garbage from her city, to sleep an extra hour in the morning. But as she grew older, Malala saw that there were more important things to wish for. She saw a world that needed fixing. And even if she never found a magic pencil, Malala realized that she could still work hard every day to make her wishes come true. This beautifully illustrated volume tells Malala's story for a younger audience and shows them the worldview that allowed Malala to hold on to hope even in the most difficult of times.

We Are Displaced

Author: Malala Yousafzai
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781474610063
Release Date: 2019-01-08
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Starting with her own story of displacement as an Internally Displaced Person, Malala will introduce readers to what it means to lose your home, your community, and the only world you've ever known. She will share the personal stories of some of the incredible girls she has met on her various journeys to refugee camps and the cities where refugee girls and their families have settled. The anecdotes will focus on different parts of each girl's story - from what it was like the day she left her home to what daily life is like in a refugee camp. In a time of immigration crises, war, and border conflicts, WE ARE DISPLACED is an important reminder from one of the most famous people to experience displacement that everyone deserves universal human rights and a home.

Listening Is an Act of Love

Author: Dave Isay
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101202637
Release Date: 2007-11-08
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

As heard on NPR, a wondrous nationwide celebration of our shared humanity StoryCorps founder and legendary radio producer Dave Isay selects the most memorable stories from StoryCorps' collection, creating a moving portrait of American life. The voices here connect us to real people and their lives--to their experiences of profound joy, sadness, courage, and despair, to good times and hard times, to good deeds and misdeeds. To read this book is to be reminded of how rich and varied the American storybook truly is, how resistant to easy categorization or stereotype. We are our history, individually and collectively, and Listening Is an Act of Love touchingly reminds us of this powerful truth. Dave Isay's newest book, Callings, is now available from Penguin Press.

The Breadwinner

Author: Deborah Ellis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192752847
Release Date: 2004-03-04
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Because the Taliban rulers of Kabul, Afghanistan impose strict limitations on women's freedom and behavior, eleven-year-old Parvana must disguise herself as a boy so that her family can survive after her father's arrest.

The Thought of Work

Author: John W. Budd
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801449833
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Business & Economics

What is work? Is it simply a burden to be tolerated or something more meaningful to one's sense of identity and self-worth? And why does it matter? In a uniquely thought-provoking book, John W. Budd presents ten historical and contemporary views of work from across the social sciences and humanities. By uncovering the diverse ways in which we conceptualize work—such as a way to serve or care for others, a source of freedom, a source of income, a method of psychological fulfillment, or a social relation shaped by class, gender, race, and power—The Thought of Work reveals the wide-ranging nature of work and establishes its fundamental importance for the human experience. When we work, we experience our biological, psychological, economic, and social selves. Work locates us in the world, helps us and others make sense of who we are, and determines our access to material and social resources. By integrating these distinct views, Budd replaces the usual fragmentary approaches to understanding the nature and meaning of work with a comprehensive approach that promotes a deep understanding of how work is understood, experienced, and analyzed. Concepts of work affect who and what is valued, perceptions of freedom and social integration, identity construction, evaluations of worker well-being, the legitimacy and design of human resource management practices, support for labor unions and labor standards, and relationships between religious faith and work ethics. By drawing explicit attention to diverse, implicit meanings of work, The Thought of Work allows us to better understand work, to value it, and to structure it in desirable ways that reflect its profound importance.

An Invisible Thread

Author: Laura Schroff
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451648973
Release Date: 2012-08-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Presents the true story of a friendship that has spanned three decades, recounting how the author, a harried sales executive, befriended an eleven-year-old panhandler, changing both of their lives forever.

Animal Farm by George Orwell Reading Guide

Author: Bright Summaries,
Publisher: BrightSummaries.com
ISBN: 9782806269201
Release Date: 2015-10-08
Genre: Fiction

In this clear and detailed reading guide, we’ve done all the hard work for you! Animal Farm by George Orwell is an allegory of the early communist regime in Russia. It tells the story of a group of animals who overthrow the owner of their farm and make their own set of rules to govern their existence. This practical and insightful reading guide includes: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you in your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. Shed new light on your favorite books with BrightSummaries.com!

Radical

Author: Maajid Nawaz
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781493025725
Release Date: 2016-03-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Maajid Nawaz spent his teenage years listening to American hip-hop and learning about the radical Islamist movement spreading throughout Europe and Asia in the 1980s and 90s. At 16, he was already a ranking member in Hizb ut-Tahrir, a London-based Islamist group. He quickly rose through the ranks to become a top recruiter, a charismatic spokesman for the cause of uniting Islam’s political power across the world. Nawaz was setting up satellite groups in Pakistan, Denmark, and Egypt when he was rounded up in the aftermath of 9/11 along with many other radical Muslims. He was sent to an Egyptian prison where he was, fortuitously, jailed along with the assassins of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. The 20 years in prison had changed the assassins’ views on Islam and violence; Maajid went into prison preaching to them about the Islamist cause, but the lessons ended up going the other way. He came out of prison four years later completely changed, convinced that his entire belief system had been wrong, and determined to do something about it. He met with activists and heads of state, built a network, and started a foundation, Quilliam, funded by the British government, to combat the rising Islamist tide in Europe and elsewhere, using his intimate knowledge of recruitment tactics in order to reverse extremism and persuade Muslims that the ‘narrative’ used to recruit them (that the West is evil and the cause of all of Muslim suffering), is false. Radical, first published in the UK, is a fascinating and important look into one man's journey out of extremism and into something else entirely. This U.S. edition contains a "Preface for US readers" and a new, updated epilogue.

Hidden Girl

Author: Shyima Hall
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781442481688
Release Date: 2014-01-21
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The author relates how she was sold by poor parents into slavery and forced to endure brutal servitude in California until a neighbor's anonymous call to the police began her journey to freedom and her subsequent efforts to fight for child slaves.