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Author Beah, Ishmael, 1980-

Title A long way gone : memoirs of a boy soldier / Ishmael Beah.

Publication Info. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Bourbonnais PL Adult Biography - BDBB-2  B BEAH    AVAILABLE
 Boylan Ctrl Catholic HS Stacks - BCCY-11  966.404 BEAH    AVAILABLE
 Bradley PL Adult Non-Fiction - BRBB-2  WORLD HISTORY AFRICA Beah    AVAILABLE
 Bureau Valley Jr/Sr HS Stacks - BVHG-2  921 BEA    AVAILABLE
 Byron PL Adult Non Fiction - BYLY-14  966.404 Bea    AVAILABLE
 Cherry Valley PLD Adult Biography - CHVY-13  B BEAH    AVAILABLE
 Clinton Township PL Stacks - CTPY-12  J B BEA    AVAILABLE
 Coal City PL Stacks - CCBB-2  966.404 BEA    AVAILABLE
 CUSD 2 - Serena High Adult Non-Fiction - SHBB-3  921 BEA    AVAILABLE
 CUSD 2 - Serena High Adult Non-Fiction - SHBB-3  921 BEA c.2  AVAILABLE

Edition First edition.
Description 229 pages : map ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note "Sarah Crichton Books."
Summary This is how wars are fought now: by children, hopped-up on drugs and wielding AK-47s. Children have become soldiers of choice. In the more than fifty conflicts going on worldwide, it is estimated that there are some 300,000 child soldiers. Child soldiers have been profiled by journalists, and novelists have struggled to imagine their lives. But until now, there has not been a first-person account from someone who came through this hell and survived. Ishmael Beah, now 25 years old, tells how at the age of twelve, he fled attacking rebels and wandered a land rendered unrecognizable by violence. By thirteen, he'd been picked up by the government army, and Beah, at heart a gentle boy, found that he was capable of truly terrible acts.--From publisher description.
Audience 920 Lexile.
Study Program Accelerated Reader AR UG 6.1 13.0 112792.
Reading Counts RC High School 8.1 20 Quiz: 41053 Guided reading level: NR.
Subject Beah, Ishmael, 1980-
Child soldiers -- Sierra Leone -- Biography.
Sierra Leone -- History -- Civil War, 1991- -- Personal narratives.
Sierra Leone -- History -- Civil War, 1991- -- Participation, Juvenile -- Biography.
Sierra Leone -- Social conditions -- 1961-
ISBN 0374105235 hardback alkaline paper
9780374105235 hardback alkaline paper
0374531269 paperback
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