Of Beetles & Angels: A Boy's Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard

Of Beetles & Angels: A Boy's Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard

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Paperback, Little Brown and Company, 2002, ISBN # 0316826200
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An autobiography of a boy who, at the age of three, fled civil war in Ethiopia by walking with his mother and brother to a Sudanese refugee camp, and later moved to Chicago and earned a scholarship to Harvard University. Includes recipes and discussion questions.An autobiography of a boy who, at the age of three, fled civil war in Ethiopia by walking with his mother and brother to a Sudanese refugee camp, and later moved to Chicago and earned a scholarship to Harvard University.

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An autobiography of a boy who, at the age of three, fled civil war in Ethiopia by walking with his mother and brother to a Sudanese refugee camp, and later moved to Chicago and earned a scholarship to Harvard University. Includes recipes and discussion questions.An autobiography of a boy who, at the age of three, fled civil war in Ethiopia by walking with his mother and brother to a Sudanese refugee camp, and later moved to Chicago and earned a scholarship to Harvard University.

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The desert, I remember. The shrieking hyenas, I remember....I remember playing soccer with rocks, and a strange man telling me and my brother Tewolde that we had to go on a trip and Tewolde refusing to go. The man took out a piece of gum and Tewolde happily traded it for his homeland...."
So begins the remarkable true story of a young boy's journey from civil war in east Africa to a refugee camp in Sudan, to a childhood on welfare in an affluent American suburb, and eventually to a full-tuition scholarship at Harvard University. Following his father's advice to "treat all people-even the most unsightly beetles-as though they were angels sent from heaven," Mawi overcomes the challenges of language barriers, cultural differences, racial prejudice, and financial disadvantage to build a fulfilling, successful life for himself in his new home.
Of Beetles and Angels is at once a harrowing survival story and a compelling examination of the refugee experience. With hundreds of thousands of copies sold since its initial publication, the unforgettable memoir continues to touch and inspire readers. This special fifteenth anniversary edition features bonus materials, including a new introduction and afterword by the author.
*please note the updated anniversary edition will be released in June. Orders placed before that edition is available will receive the current paperback*

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Number of Pages: 141
Original Languages: English
Subject: IMMIGRANTS ,  IMMIGRANTS_JUVENILE LITERATURE ,  REFUGEES
Author: Berger, Dave ,  Asgedom, Mawi
Target Audience: Juvenile Audience
Publisher: Little Brown & Co
ISBN-13: 9780316826204
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.50 x 8.25 x 0.50 Inches
ISBN-10: 0316826200
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