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Malala Yousafzai: Education Activist

(Essential Lives)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  67 ratings  ·  31 reviews
This biography examines the remarkable life of Malala Yousafzai using easy-to-read, compelling text. Through striking black-and-white images and rich color photographs, readers will learn about Malala s family background, education, work as an education activist. Readers will also learn about the Islam religion and the Taliban. Informative sidebars enhance and support the ...more
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published September 1st 2013 by Essential Library (first published January 1st 2013)
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Feb 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The book Malala Yousafzai: Activist, is a really good book. This book is about Malala's life,and the struggles she has gone. This book really inspired me, and I can't belive Malala did anything to help girls get back tot their education, and she did this all will she was really hurt. This book is for people who wants to learn about Malala's life or if just wants inspiration. By the way, us girls we should wine that we go to school because Malala had to do a lot so that all the girls in her count ...more
Arianna Garcia
Feb 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Malala Yousafzai: Education Activist written by Rebecca Rowell is a book about Malala and her struggles. This book give in depth details of all of Malala's surgeries following her gun shot to the head. It talks about how the bullet had just missed her brain and how it damaged her skull. It gives us a look at Malala's big heart and how much she loves her family, more than anything else. This book was very sad because of all the things that Malala had to put up with and go through just to get an e ...more
Jamileh Lopez
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Malala Yousafzai: education Activist is a great book. The book is about Malala and where she grew up, where she lived, how women in her home are treated,when she stared speaking up, and much more. I enjoyed learning about Malala and who she is. Malala is an inspiration all over the world. She is a great role Model. I think little girls would enjoy learning about Malala and what she did and inspire them,just as she inspired the world. I recommend this book to girl that are looking for a great rol ...more
Jubilee Decollibus
Feb 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I like the book Malala Yousafzai by Rebecca Rowell because of many reasons . On reason i like this book is because of the courage Malala has through out the story. Malala never gives up on fighting for girls rights to have the same education as boys . After being shot to threatened she never gives up. She doesnt want to be " silence " . She wants to speak out and tell the world how much she cares and how much she is willing to do for all girls . She goes on tv shows to express and many more . Sh ...more
Kathryn Ruiz
Jan 18, 2016 rated it liked it
Overall, I thought this was a pretty good biography. It has a lot of important things, but it took too long to get a point across. 2 out of the 9 chapters are all about where she lives. I mean it could have been way shorter if they didn't talk so much about one subject. However, this book has many significant details that helped me understand Malala's life, but again it could have been quicker paced. I recommend this book to people who like biographies. All in all, this was a pretty good book.
Feb 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. Malala Yousafzai is an Inspiration to the world. She stood up for what she thought right. She believed that all girls should have an education after the Taliban took away schooling from girls. In this book you will go through a journey from when she was born to winning the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize. I really enjoyed this book. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves inspiring and leading woman.
Mar 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Malala Yousafzai: Education Activist was an a amazing book! It was a very informational book that provided many interesting details. It provided a section that was specifically about her, but it also provided a section about Pakistan. It was very useful information that helped me further understand her life. In this book the information was really interesting and a mojoroty of it was new information. I recommend this book if you like biography's about strong independent women of society. ...more
Apr 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a book featuring all the acts and events happening around Malala Yousafzai, a female activist from Pakistan fighting for education. In the different chapters throughout the book, it tells you about everything from Malala's award winning actions to the Taliban's actions towards her. It's a book with a lot of information and I really appreciated reading it. ...more
Jan 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
WOW!This book is really interesting it is about a girl named Malala who fights for education.She is from Afghanistan where she has little support besides her dad and a couple friends.She was also shot in the left side of her face and she survived!She was shot by the Taliban,but they encouraged her to fight for education even more.
Jan 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book by Rebecca Rowell is amazing.This book has so many facts about malalas life and culture and country.This book got me so interested in malalas life.I mean I was already intersted in malalas life before but now i am even more interested in her than ever.I recommend this book to anyone who likes/loves biographies.
Alexandra Juarez
Tis is a great book. It gives a lot of information on where Malala lives not just her life. there is also a lot of details about her incident with the Taliban. Malala is so courageous and this book gives detail as to why she's so brave. All in all, I think Rebecca Rowell wrote Malala Yousafzai: Education Activist well. If you like Biographies this is a great book for you. ...more
Emily Avila
Feb 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I like this book Malala Yousafzai: Education Activist by Rebecca Rowell because this girl Malala wanted to go to school. But then the taliban came. The taliban didn't let girls go to school.So Malala decide to stand up. The person how influence Malala was her dad. She didn't want to for someone else to stand up. She got shot in the head on the left side by the taliban. Luckily he survived the shot. Malala is a very strong girl.She didn't get made at the taliban for shooting her. She is very cons ...more
Emma Hakaj
Jan 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The book "Malala Yousafzai: Education Activist" by Rebecca Rowell is such an outstanding book! As a student, when we started the biography unit, I wasn't too thrilled to learn, but then I stumbled across this book and now Im in love! What the book is about, is about a girl named Malala and she had rights for women and children to go to school and have an education. But some people disagreed too, like when Malala got shot in the head for standing up for her rights, but she still managed to surviv ...more
Jan 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The book Malala Yousafzai: Education Activist by Rebecca Rowell was an outstanding book. This book is about Malala and her education activist life. As you may already know I read the other more popular book "I Am Malala" by Malala herself. I really liked this book because this an autobiography so you get a different perspective of things. This book also gives you some new information that you may have not known already. In conclusion, I would really recommend this book to anyone who needs a good ...more
Feb 22, 2019 rated it liked it
Wanted the basic lowdowns on Malala before going on to Let Her Fly by her dad.
Did its job like a beginner's textbook.
Karol Davila
Feb 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Malala Yousafzai: Education Activist by Rebecca Rowell is a great informational book about Malala Yousafzai, a girl from Swat Valley which is located in Pakistan. She lives with her two brothers and her mom and dad. This book is very inspirational and tear dropping. Malala stands up for education rights for girls because she believes that girls should have equal rights like boys. Malala faced through many things like war, separation, and sadness. I really liked this quote she made really inspire ...more
Fiona Burgos
Feb 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
"Malala Yousafzai: Education Activist" by Rebecc a Rowell is an awe-inspiring book. When Malala was just 11 years old, she made her first public appearance. Malala did many uplifting things ata young age, which says a lot about herself as a person. Malala loved education and school, she wasn't planning on stopping. But, the Taliban (a terrorist group) shut down most if the girl schools in Pakistan, including the one Malala's father founded; the school she went to. This is really were it all beg ...more
Mia Kim
Feb 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
"Malala Yousafzai: Education Activist" by Rebecca Rowell is about the inspiring girl, Malala Yousafzai. She made history by advocating for girls' rights to go to school. This Pakistani schoolgirl still goes to school even though the Taliban, a group of extreme Islamic people who don't allow Pakistani girls an education could injure Malala or worse. This book goes into detail about Malala's activism and life story. I rated this book 4 stars because it is a great book that teaches you a lot about ...more
Sep 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
This biography is very well-written. I especially appreciate the organization of the information. The book begins with a chapter on the assassination attempt on Malala. With that image in the reader's mind, the next few chapters give background information on Pakistan, Islam, and the Taliban. Because Malala is introduced first, readers have her face in mind and they can picture her in the context of growing up in that country and religion and with the threat of the Taliban ever present.

Once that
Jan 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This biography of Malala Yousafzai by Rebecca Rowell is a great book that she wrote ever. I feel very confident about this book because it talks about a hard life she had growing up in Packistan. Back over there, woman had no education. Malala didn't agree with these laws and took a stand to the Talibans and wanted girls to have rights and education. Embark on a journey that a 17 year old made happen in her town and around the world today. That is why I give this book 5 star rating. ...more
Hannah Schneider
Nov 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Malala Yousafzai's story is inspiring and a miracle to say in the least. The execution of her story in the biography "Malala Yousafzai: Education Activist" is wonderfully written to show her life and journey to recovery and to her journey to becoming an inspiration for women across the globe. Malala has shown me that I should be extremely thankful for the opportunity to attend school without fearing for my safety and be persecuted for yearning to learn. Often times, when I don't want to go to sc ...more
This is a very interesting biography of the young Pakistani girl who was attacked for standing up for something she and her family believed in--the freedom for girls to go to school. This may not sound that interesting for most middle school students, who sometimes think that school is boring, and cuts into their time on Facebook or YouTube. But for Malala, it was a major issue, because she lived in a place where the Taliban ruled, and they actually tried to assassinate her as she was coming hom ...more
Laeyza Pavana
Feb 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Malala Yousafzai :Education Activist by Rebecca Rowell is a book about this girl named Malala and she grew up in pakistani . She decided that many women did't have many right as men so she founded a school so girls and women to go to school and learn how to read and write. She did this so women could experiance how it is like to go to school instead of getting tought by their moms. She won the nobal piece prize. I think she made a huge diffrence in many women's and girls life. I reccommend this ...more
Arianna Largo
Jan 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Feb 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Malala is an activist and is trying to get more girls to go to school. Malala is fighting for education and talliban the bad are stoping that chance from happening.The talliban shot malala in the head and malala still surveid .Malala is a strong fighter so she will not stop fighting.I reccomed this book to peopel who like books to inspir them.
Feb 21, 2016 rated it liked it
Malala, Swat Valley Pakistan, Malala wanted to go to school and for girls to have educational right, but the Taliban did not think that girls should go to so and they baned girls from going to school, So Malala spoke out, Then the Taliban shot her but she survived and shines as a symbol for other girls that they should go to school and they do have the right to get an education.
Such an incredible story and one I can't wait to talk about with my students next year- (especially those who do not see education, especially for girls, as a privelege). What an amazing girl. Can't wait to read her book "I am Malala"! ...more
Nov 24, 2013 rated it liked it
The topic of this book is interesting, but it did not read smoothly.
Jill Cd
Dec 01, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: biography, 2014-15
This books gives the reader a basic idea of what life is like in Pakistan and a quick glimpse of Malala's life. A good prelude for a more in depth bio of her life.
Jun 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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