Written in collaboration with critically acclaimed National Book Award finalist Patty McCormick, this is Malala's story, written for her peers. Meet the girl behind the icon - a girl who loves cricket, has spats with her best friend and on the day of the shooting, nearly overslept and missed an exam. A girl who saw women suddenly banned from public, schools blown up and Taliban opponents whipped in public. A girl whose homeland descended into a state of fear and repression and who found herself transformed from being somewhat shy and bookish into a fearless opponent of a murderous regime. This is the story of her passionate belief in every child's right to education, her determination to make that a reality throughout the world and her hope to inspire other children around the world to stand up for their rights alongside her. Includes brand new material about Malala's life after the shooting - adapting to life in a strange country, rehabilitation and her thoughts on the continued threats she faces, as well as new photos and illustrations.