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University of Wisconsin–Madison

2014-2015

2014-2015 Go Big Read: I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai"I Am Malala" Book Cover

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and 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 seventeen, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest winner ever for the Nobel Peace Prize. I Am Malala is her remarkable story.

Press Release

University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank is pictured outside Bascom Hall on July 30, 2013. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank is pictured outside Bascom Hall on July 30, 2013. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

 

 

Read Chancellor Blank’s Press Release about the book.

 

 

 

 

Shiza Shahid Keynote Address

Video of Shiza’s Keynote AddressPhoto of Shiza Shahid

Transcript of Shiza Shahid’s Keynote Address

 

 

 

Book Resources

Resource Guide: Developed by Go Big Read Program

Book Website

Author Website

Book Discussion Questions

In the News

Malala Yousafzai Interviews and Book Reviews