Of Beetles and 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.
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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.
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Immigrants -- United States
Immigrants -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Mawi Asgedom -- Childhood and youth
Mawi Asgedom -- Childhood and youth -- Juvenile literature
Refugee children -- Sudan -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
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Refugees -- Sudan -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
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Of Beetles and Angels
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A Boy's Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard
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Childhood and youth
Ethiopian Americans
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Immigrants
Juvenile Nonfiction
Mawi Asgedom
Multi-Cultural
Refugee children
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