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When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, Malala Yousafzai  spoke out and fought for her right to an education. She almost paid the ultimate price when she was shot in the head at 16, and few expected her to survive. Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her  from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. She became a global symbol of peaceful protest and, at 16, the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

"When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday October she almost paid the ultimate price.

The Great Grisby, by Mikita Brottman. Two thousand years of literary, royal, philosophical, and artistic dog lovers and their exceptional animals.

The Great Grisby: Two Thousand Years of Literary, Royal, Philosophical, and Artistic Dog Lovers and Their Exceptional Animals By Mikita Brottman, Davina Psamophis Falcao

Life and Love of Dogs, by Lewis Blackwell. Hundreds of incredible images of man's best friend by acclaimed photogra­phers from around the world.

The Life & Love of Dogs, General, Books, New Gifts For Fall, Home - The Museum Shop of The Art Institute of Chicago

Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space, by Lynn Sherr. The definitive biography of Sally Ride, with exclusive insights from Ride’s family and partner. A member of the first astronaut class to include women, she broke through a quarter-century of dominance by white male fighter pilots when NASA chose her for the seventh shuttle mission, cracking the celestial ceiling and inspiring several generations of women.

The definitive biography of Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space, with exclusive insights from Ride’s family and partner, by the ABC reporter who covered NASA during its transformation from a test-pilot boys’ club to a more inclusive elite.

Stand Up Straight and Sing! A Memoir, by Jessye Norman.  One of America's most admired and decorated artists tells her amazing story, from her childhood in the South to the world's greatest stages.

Stand Up Straight and Sing! A Memoir, by Jessye Norman. One of America's most admired and decorated artists tells her amazing story, from her childhood in the South to the world's greatest stages.

Ada's Algorithm: How Lord Byron's Daughter, Ada Lovelace, Launched the Digital Age, by James Essinger.  Over 150 years after her death, a widely-used scientific computer program was named “Ada,” after Ada Lovelace, the only legitimate daughter of Lord Byron. Why? Because, after computer pioneers such as Alan Turing began to rediscover her, it slowly became apparent that she had been a key but overlooked figure in the invention of the computer.

Ada’s Algorithm: How Lord Byron’s Daughter Ada Lovelace Launched the Digital Age by James Essinger

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, by Daniel James Brown. Brown's epic book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew team and their heroic quest for an Olympic gold medal.

The boys in the boat : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown. The University of Washington’s eight-oar crew and their quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr. From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, a stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.

From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, a stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.

Gotham Unbound: The Ecological History of Greater New York, by Ted Steinberg. This is the story of the monumental struggle between New York and the natural world. From Henry Hudson’s discovery of Manhattan to Hurricane Sandy, Gotham Unbound is a  sweeping ecological history of one of the most man-made spots on earth.

Gotham unbound : the ecological history of greater New York (Book, [University of South Dakota]

Sextant:  A Young Man's Daring Sea Voyage and the Men Who Mapped the World's Oceans, by David Barrie.  Barrie's compelling and dramatic tale of invention and discovery is an eloquent elegy to one of the most important navigational instruments ever created, and the daring mariners who used it to explore, conquer, and map the world.

Sextant: A Young Man's Daring Sea Voyage and the Men Who Mapped the World's Oceans Sextant A Young Man s Daring Sea Voyage and the Men Who Mapped the World s Oceans

Only in Spain: A Foot Stomping, Firecracker of a Memoir About Food, Flamenco, and Falling in Love, by Nellie Bennett.  A sparkling, witty and thoroughly enjoyable memoir of a girl who fell in love with flamenco dance and with Spain.

Only in Spain: A Foot-Stomping, Firecracker of a Memoir about Food, Flamenco, and Falling in Love by Nellie Bennett (eBook)