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

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Now in a paperback edition, this acclaimed memoir tells the unforgettable story of a young boy's journey from a refugee camp in Sudan to Chicago, where his family survived on welfare. Mawi followed his father's advice to "treat people . . . as though they were angels sent from heaven, " and realized his dream of a full-tuition scholarship to Harvard University. Updated with 14 black-and-white photos and a new epilogue.

About the Author

Mawi graduated from Harvard University and delivered the commencement address at his graduation in 1999. Now 25 years old, he is a successful inspirational speaker for students, community groups, and businesses.

The author is donating one-third of all final proceeds from the book to The HAT Foundation. HAT is a nonprofit organization that provides educational resources and emotional support for recently arrived third-world immigrants in the United States and provides funding for AIDS and malaria relief in Ethiopia and Eritrea.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316826204
Editor:
Berger, Dave
Author:
Mawi
Author:
Asgedom, Mawi
Author:
Berger, Dave
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Refugees
Subject:
Immigrants
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Ethnic
Subject:
Childhood Memoir
Subject:
Refugee children.
Subject:
Ethiopian Americans.
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures - General
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Cultural Heritage
Subject:
Immigrants -- United States.
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
People of Color
Copyright:
Series Volume:
94-15
Publication Date:
20020931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.42x5.54x.47 in. .37 lbs.
Age Level:
13-17

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History and Social Science » Africa » Sudan
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