The BC Reads! Selection Committee has chosen I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb as our common book for the 2014-2015 school year.
“In October, 2012, 15-year old activist Yousafzai was shot in the head by the Taliban in her home city of Mingora, Pakistan. The world watched as she was taken to England for treatment and ultimately recovered from her wound. Her narrative examines and elaborates on politics, Pakistan’s history, friendship, faith, and above all else, the need for education for girls. Following in her outspoken father’s footsteps, Yousafzai uses every opportunity to champion the cause for which she became a target.” (Library Journal, 2/1/2014)
The Library Media Center invites you to read the book and join college-wide conversations about its themes. I Am Malala is available in hard copy, on audio CD, and on e-readers in the Library Media Center.
Supplementary resources can be found at http://bellevuecollege.libguides.com/malala
BC Reads! Selection committee: Wilma Dougherty (chair), Lee Buxton, Charlene Freyberg, Joan Greaby, Taylor Healy, Sarah Knox, Tracy MacLean, Emanuela Mateas, and Sabrina Sanchez
Questions? Contact Wilma Dougherty, BC Reads! Librarian, firstname.lastname@example.org.