Of Beetles & Angels

Of Beetles & Angels

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

Book - 2002
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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: Boston : Little, Brown, and Co., 2002
Edition: 1st pbk. ed. --
ISBN: 9780316826204
Branch Call Number: 973.049280092 MawiA
Characteristics: 142, [8] p. : ill., map
Additional Contributors: Berger, Dave
Alternative Title: Of beetles and angels


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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.

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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Nov 27, 2009

"I will make you lost!"

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