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


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

This is the unforgettable true story of a young boy's remarkable 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 racial prejudice, language barriers, and financial disadvantage to build a fulfilling, successful life for himself in his new home. Of Beetles and Angels is at once a compelling survival story and an inspiring model for anyone

About the Author

Mawi graduated from Harvard University and delivered the commencement address at his graduation in 1999. Now 25 years old, he is a successful inspirational speaker for students, community groups, and businesses. The author is donating one-third of all final proceeds from the book to The HAT Foundation. HAT is a nonprofit organization that provides educational resources and emotional support for recently arrived third-world immigrants in the United States and provides funding for AIDS and malaria relief in Ethiopia and Eritrea.

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176 pages
Interest Age: From 10


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Publication date

1st September 2002



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