Reviews and Blog Posts: Pakistan

I am Malala : the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban

by Malala Yousafzai

DPL Rating:
4

Malala is well-known as the schoolgirl victim of a shooting by the Taliban in Pakistan. This memoir brings her to life. She is still a schoolgirl who misses her friends, but she is also an experienced activist who can speak confidently in front of international diplomats. Malala and her family...

I am Malala : the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban

by Malala Yousafzai

DPL Rating:
3

Malala does a wonderful job telling her story of growing up in the Swat Valley region of Pakistan, daughter of a very forward thinking and education advocating father.  Her mother is quite traditional, yet supports both her husband and Malala in their efforts to speak against those who would take...

In other rooms, other wonders : connected stories

by Daniyal Mueenuddin

DPL Rating:
3

An interesting look into Pakistan's complex societal structure through intertwined character stories.  Very well written, but left me wishing I had a bit more context for the stories.

Colorado Authors Series: Jacqueline St. Joan

Local author Jacqueline St. Joan will be at the Schlessman Family Branch on Sunday, March 6 at 2:00 p.m. to discuss her novel My Sisters Made of Light.

In her novel, St. Joan draws from her extensive travels and research to share with readers a compelling portrait of the compelling, heartbreaking, and sometimes terrifying lives of the women and men in the social, political, and religious maze that is Pakistan. St. Joan is an award-winning poet, travel writer, teacher, and lawyer. She has worked as a county judge, a law professor, and a child and human rights advocate. My Sisters Made of Light is her first novel.

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