The audio recording of Malala’s autobiography for young people, Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education, has been nominated for a US Grammy Award.
Although the Grammy Awards are traditionally for music, audiobooks are eligible. Malala…, published in audio format by Hachette Audio and read by Neela Vaswani, is nominated for a best children’s album award alongside "Appetite for Construction" by The Pop Ups (Kugesongs), "Just Say Hi!" by Brady Rymer And The Little Band That Could (Bumblin' Bee Records), "The Perfect Quirk" by Secret Agent 23 Skidoo (Underground Playground Records), and "Through the Woods" by The Okee Dokee Brothers (Okee Dokee Music).
The Malala… autobiography, written by Malala with author Patricia McCormick, was published in print in the UK by Indigo, an imprint of Orion, earlier this year. It tells the story of how Malala Yousafzai risked her life for the right to go to school, charting her journey from Pakistani schoolgirl to international peace activist.
She won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize in October along with Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian children’s rights activist.
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on 8th February in California.