Malala Yousafzai : shot by the Taliban, still fighting for equal education (Gateway Biographies) (#0508MP9)

by Doeden, Matt

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Hardcover (library binding) Lerner Publications Company, 2015
Price: USD 24.04
Description: 48 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 cm.
Dewey: 371.822; Int Lvl: 3-6; Rd Lvl: 5.3
AR 5.3 MG 1 166368EN; RC 4.6 4; LEX 750L


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Includes bibliographical references (pages 44-47) and index. A biography of Malala Yousafzai, a Muslim teenage girl from Pakistan, who advocates for education of women and children, and whom the Taliban attempted to assassinate on October 9, 2012.

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On October 9, 2012, Malala Yousafzai was on her way home from school in Swat Valley, Pakistan, when she was shot in the head by members of the Taliban. Though she was only fifteen years old, the Taliban targeted her because she wrote blog posts and appeared on television defending girls' right to education in Pakistan. Malala survived the attack and went on to write a book, earn a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize, and meet President Barack Obama. She has become the face of the campaign for universal education and has inspired students worldwide to value their right to go to school.

Malala was well known before the attack due to her outspoken support of education, but her near death catapulted her to international recognition. Now Malala lives in the United Kingdom, gives interviews, and attends school. She also continues to receive threats from the Taliban. Read more about Malala's childhood, what she has done after surviving the Taliban attack, and why she thinks education should be available for all children everywhere.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Lerner Publications Company
  • Publication Date: August 1, 2014
  • Format: Hardcover (library binding)
  • Series: Gateway biographies
  • Dewey: 371.822
  • Classifications: Biography, Nonfiction
  • Description: 48 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 cm.
  • ISBN-10: 1-46774-907-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-46774-907-7
  • LCCN: 2013-048985
  • Follett Number: 0508MP9
  • Interest Level: 3-6
  • Reading Level: 5.3
  • ATOS Book Level: 5.3
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 1
  • AR Quiz: 166368EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 4.6
  • Reading Counts Points: 4
  • Lexile: 750L

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  • Library Media Connection, 01/01/15

Full-Text Reviews
Horn Book Guide (Spring 2015)
Two well-known international human rights activists are profiled in these slim biographies. Mandela's political life is chronicled closely and chronologically, with too many dates and events encumbering the relatively brief text; Yousafzai's biography is clearer but covers the same ground as her recent memoir. These easy-to-navigate resources are most suitable for younger report writers seeking basic biographical information. Reading list, timeline, websites. Bib., ind. [Review includes these Gateway Biographies titles: Malala Yousafzai and Nelson Mandela]

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