Our next read for the BRC and BOC staff book group is . . . I am Malala

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Our next book was chosen by BRC book group and the BOC book group on International Women’s Day.  We will be reading I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai with Christine Lamb.

As a young girl, Malala Yousafzai defied the Taliban in Pakistan and demanded that girls be allowed to receive an education. She was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in 2012, but survived and went on to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

The BRC book group will be meeting on Wednesday 26th April from 12-1pm in St. Michaels F3. And the BOC book group will meet on Thursday 27th April from 12-1pm (room to be confirmed).

If you can’t attend the meeting please let us know what you think of the book here.

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2 thoughts on “Our next read for the BRC and BOC staff book group is . . . I am Malala”

  1. We all enjoyed reading I am Malala. We agreed that Malala and her father are very inspirational and her story will stay with us. We preferred Malala’s story to the historical information but we agreed that it was necessary. Overall we scored this book at 6 ½.

  2. We all (at BOC) enjoyed reading ‘I am Malala’ also. We found the story fascinating and informative, although we, too, preferred Malala’s story to the historical information. The necessary historical material enlightened us to facts that we were not aware of, although the facts were confusing at times. Having the time-line at the beginning of the book (rather than at the back) would have been helpful. We found the structure of the book quite muddled. Malala’s voice as narrator was jumbled at times – we wondered if it was translation issues. We picked out a few typos. We liked the map though, and kept referring to it as we were reading.

    Malala is such a superb role model and we applaud her determination, her fight, her spirit, her message. We found Malala’s father interesting and inspiring too. We hope that Malala will write another book and we are avidly watching her future endeavours.

    The book generated much discussion and we scored it 7.5 on average. Wow, what a story!

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