Of Beetles and Angels by Mawi Asgedom audiobook

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

By Mawi Asgedom
Read by Mawi Asgedom

Little, Brown Young Readers 9780316826204
3.38 Hours 1
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A compelling and inspiring survival story about the immigrant experience. 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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Summary

Summary

A compelling and inspiring survival story about the immigrant experience.

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An amazing story.” Oprah Winfrey
“A moving memoir.” Chicago Tribune
“This earnest account of his life up to his graduation from Harvard is peppered with powerful moments.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“His simple lyrical narrative, both wry and tender, stays true to the child’s viewpoint as he grows up…What stays with you is the quiet, honest drama of a family’s heartrending journey.” Booklist
“Asgedom’s story is compelling…genuinely represent[s] a significant portion of the contemporary American experience.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Mawi Asgedom

Author Bio: Mawi Asgedom

Mawi Asgedom graduated from Harvard University and delivered the commencement address at his graduation in 1999. He is now a successful author and inspirational speaker for students, community groups, and businesses. He has spoken to over one million students in more than forty states and trained educators at the Harvard School of Education, the Midwest Principal’s Center, and many international conferences.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 3.38
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English