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Of beetles & angels : a boy's remarkable journey from a refugee camp to Harvard

Author: Mawi Asgedom.; Dave Berger
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, and Co., 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Elementary and junior high school : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Autobiographie
Autobiography
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Biography
Named Person: Mawi Asgedom; Mawi Asgedom; Mawi Asgedom.
Material Type: Biography, Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mawi Asgedom.; Dave Berger
ISBN: 0316826200 9780316826204 9780613641982 0613641981
OCLC Number: 49805987
Description: 142 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Contents: Memories --
The Camp --
Coming to America --
A New Life --
God's Angels --
Playground Warfare --
Days of Mischief --
Libee Migbar --
Coffee Tales --
The Making of a Man --
The Unmaking of a Man --
Eyeing the Mountaintop --
Father Haileab --
Izgihare Yihabkoom --
Mama Tsege's Legendary Habesha Recipes.
Other Titles: Of beetles and angels
Responsibility: Mawi Asgedom ; edited by Dave Berger.
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"A moving memoir." * Chicago Tribune "An amazing story." * Oprah Winfrey "His simple lyrical narrative, both wry and tender, stays true to the child's viewpoint as he grows up...What stays with you Read more...

 
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