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

Malala Yousafzai, Author, Archie Panjabi, Read by, Christina Lamb, With
Malala Yousafzai, with Christina Lamb, read by Archie Panjabi. Hachette Audio, unabridged, 9 CDs, 10 hrs., $30 ISBN 978-1-4789-7978-4
Reviewed on: 01/27/2014
Release date: 10/01/2013
Yousafzai, the Pakistani teen who captured worldwide attention and admiration after surviving a violent attack from militant forces opposed to female education in her region, introduces the audio edition of her memoir with the same enthusiastic oratorical style that characterized her appearance before the United Nations. Emmy-winner Panjabi (The Good Wife) reads with a balanced tone that manages to embody both Yousafzai’s youthful zeal and the seasoned perspective of coauthor and foreign correspondent Lamb. Panjabi’s narration effectively evokes the attachment of Yousafzai to her community, and her enunciation and pronunciation lends authenticity to the production. A helpful PDF with color photos, a glossary, and a timeline is also included. A Little, Brown hardcover. (Oct.)
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