'Tis the season for gold stickers on fresh book covers. Here's our lowdown on the best of the best.
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I Am Malala
464 pages; Little, Brown and Company
Available at:Amazon.com | Barnes & Noble | Apple Books | IndieBound
The Winner in the Wrong Category
The Nobel Prize in Literature has gone to some pretty heavy
hitters (think Alice Munro and Toni Morrison), but this
year the Nobel Peace Prize winner also happens to be
an author, whose memoir every American woman should read. The book's subtitle
explains the main events of the painfully true story (The Girl Who
Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban), but there are
other compelling—and illuminating—reasons to pick up the
book, such as the complex history of Pakistan, as lived by a seemingly ordinary
family, and the relationship between a father and a daughter, both heroes for
education and freedom in their own right.