Review: I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

By: Malala Yousafzai

Available on: Amazon, Audible, and Barnes and Noble.


Malala Yousafzai is known the world over as being the youngest winner of the Noble Peace Prize. Someone attempted to assassinate her because she stood up for the right of her people, male and female alike, to be educated. She survived and is a strong voice against those who would rather see the ignorant remain the majority.

Trigger Warnings:

Animal Death, Anti Semitism, Blood, Childbirth (mentioned), Death, Food, Gore, Gun Violence, Islamophobia (mentioned), Murder, Police Brutality, Pregnancy (mentioned), Racism, Sexism, Suicide, Systemic Racism, Terrorism, Toxic Masculinity, Violence, Violent Imagery, War

The Specs:

  • Genre
    • Technical Genre: Political Science, Asian Politics, Teen & Young Adult Biography eBooks
    • Theo Genre: Biography
  • Page count: 289
  • Publication information:
    • Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company
    • Language:  English
    • ISBN-13: 9780316322423
    • ASIN: B00CH3DBNQ

Other Fun Stuff:

To Read or Not To Read (Again):

Donated: I enjoyed it but would not read it again. It was a difficult read due to the realities of war.

Rating out of five: 5 out of 5

Overall review:


What a book. It focuses mostly on the before, the why Malala is the persistent powerhouse she is. She tells the story of her family, of the history of her lands and the wars that have, and still do, rage in her homeland, and of the love for learning that inspires her drive to see education for all. Her voice is a powerful one and I hope it is never silenced by the ignorance of another.

Malala is a devout Muslim and her faith, and her courage, is an inspiration.

Was it engaging?

Yes, but tragic.

Favorite Passage:

None noted.

Review format updated 10 June 2019

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