Of Beetles and Angels

Of Beetles and Angels

A Boy's Remarkable Journey From A Refugee Camp to Harvard

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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.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2016
Edition: First 15th anniversary edition
ISBN: 0316826200 (pbk.)
9780316826204 (pbk.)
Branch Call Number: Y973.04928 MAW 2016
Characteristics: 165 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Berger, Dave - Editor

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Ubalstecha
Dec 17, 2011

Mawi Asgedom has lead a unique life. As a young refugee, fleeing from the Ethiopian civil wars with his family with nothing more than the clothes on their backs, Mawi could never have dreamed he would end up where he did, giving the commencement address at Harvard. This is the story of how he got there.

Called one of the ten most interesting people she's ever met, Mawi is the American dream embodied. His story is powerful, gripping, moving and inspirational. Especially to the generations of immigrants that have followed him.

Worth getting.

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Eujames
Nov 27, 2009

Pretty sad at some parts, but overall a good book to show us the kind of life an African Refugee lived, which is tough.

This man, Mawi Asgedom, overcame so much, and even created Mental Karate. This shows that no matter where you are from, anytyhing is possible, and that we are are equal with each other.

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Eujames
Nov 27, 2009

"I will make you lost!"

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