Courageous Journey: Walking the Lost Boys Path from the Sudan to America [NOOK Book]

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This compelling, human story is coupled with timely issues facing the world: the crisis in Darfur, control of limited oil reserves, terrorism by radical Islamic groups. Told through the experiences of two boys, Ayuel Leek and Beny Ngor Chad, the book traces the journey of thousands of displaced children who walked for months across barren land, menaced by starvation, disease, wild animals, and gunfire. Author Barbara Youree, in collaboration with Leek and Chad, follows them through their years in refugee camps ...
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Courageous Journey: Walking the Lost Boys Path from the Sudan to America

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Overview

This compelling, human story is coupled with timely issues facing the world: the crisis in Darfur, control of limited oil reserves, terrorism by radical Islamic groups. Told through the experiences of two boys, Ayuel Leek and Beny Ngor Chad, the book traces the journey of thousands of displaced children who walked for months across barren land, menaced by starvation, disease, wild animals, and gunfire. Author Barbara Youree, in collaboration with Leek and Chad, follows them through their years in refugee camps and their journey to the United States, where the author mentors them in college as they follow the American dream and pursue their goal of helping other Sudanese. Two million Sudanese have been killed and thousands more tortured, displaced, or sold into slavery. This is their story.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780882823867
  • Publisher: New Horizon Press
  • Publication date: 11/8/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 330
  • Sales rank: 609,338
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Barbara Youree, a former teacher of English and French, was a Contibuting Editor of Potpourri: A Magazine of the Literary Arts and a docent of the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. The author of four novels, among them, Both Sides of the Easel and Forever is Not Long Enough, and six children's books and has had numerous magazine articles published. She has received several prizes including: Sleuths Ink Mystery Contest and the Annual Professionalism in Writing Award. She has a B.A. from Emporia State University (Kansas) and a M.S. from Carson-Newman College (Tennessee). She resides in Rogers, Arkansas.

Beny Ngor was the Community Base rehabilitation (CBR) manager/trainer for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Africa. He has completed an A.S. Degree from Penn Valley Community College (Missouri) and is studying for his B.A. at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (Missouri). He and his wife reside in Kansas City, Missouri.

Ayuel Leek resides in Kansas City, Missouri. He has completed his A.A.S. degree in Paralegal Technology from Penn Valley Community College, Missouri. He is currently studying for a B.S. in Political Science from Avila University, Missouri.
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