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Malala Yousafzai

We Are Displaced

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | YA | Published in 2018

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We Are Displaced

  • Genre: Nonfiction; young adult memoir
  • Originally Published: 2019
  • Reading Level/Interest: Grades 8-12
  • Structure/Length: 2 parts; 17 chapters plus introduction to Part 2 and epilogue; approx. 214 pages; approx. 4 hours on audio
  • Central Concern: In Part 1, Malala Yousafzai recounts being displaced from her home country of Pakistan both before and after the Taliban’s attempt to assassinate her. In Part 2, Yousafzai shares the stories of other young women from various countries who have also experienced displacement.
  • Potential Sensitivity Issues: Descriptions of political violence against girls and women

Malala Yousafzai, Author

  • Bio: Born in 1997 in Mingora, Pakistan; learned the value of education from her father, a teacher who ran a school for girls; was forced to stop attending school in 2008 after the Taliban took over Pakistan; became a political target for speaking out in favor of girls’ education and was shot by a Taliban gunman who boarded her school bus in 2012; won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014; moved to the UK and attended Oxford University; continues to advocate for education for girls around the world
  • Other Works: I Am Malala (2013); Malala’s Magic Pencil (2017); Malala: My Story of Standing Up for Girls’ Rights (2018); Malala Speaks Out (2023)
  • Awards: Specsavers National Book Awards, Non-Fiction Book of the Year (2013); Goodreads Choice Awards, Best Memoir & Autobiography (2013); Paddy Power Political Book of the Year (shortlisted; 2014)