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Bridgeport Public Library - Real Reads

Bridgeport, WV – Participants will discuss I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai on Monday, January 27, 2020 at 5:30pm. Patrons who wish to participate in this book club, please see Tyler at the library to borrow a copy of the book in time for discussion. Quantities are limited.

If you have questions about this program, please contact Tyler at the library at 304-842-8248. About I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai I come from a country that was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday. 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 sixteen, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate. I Am Malala is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls' education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.
Date: 1/27/2020
Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM