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

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

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by Mawi Asgedom, Dave Berger, Mawi
     
 

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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.

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316826204
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
09/01/2002
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
73,076
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

Meet 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.

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