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Of Beetles & Angels|Mawi Asgedom
Of Beetles & Angels : A Boy's Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard
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Read the remarkable true story of a young boy's journey from civil war in east Africa to a refugee camp in Sudan, to a childhood on welfare in an affluent American suburb, and eventually to a full-tuition scholarship at Harvard University.

Following his father's advice to treat all people-even the most unsightly beetles-as though they were angels sent from heaven, Mawi overcomes the challenges of language barriers, cultural differences, racial prejudice, and financial disadvantage to build a fulfilling, successful life for himself in his new home.

Of Beetles and Angels is at once a harrowing survival story and a compelling examination of the refugee experience. With hundreds of thousands of copies sold since its initial publication, and as a frequent selection as one book/one school/one community reads, this unforgettable memoir continues to touch and inspire readers. This special expanded fifteenth anniversary edition includes a new introduction and afterword from the author, a discussion guide, and more.

  • ISBN-13: 9780316826204
  • ISBN-10: 0316826200
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: September 2002
  • Dimensions: 8.42 x 5.54 x 0.47 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.37 pounds
  • Page Count: 176
  • Reading Level: Ages 14-17