A long way gone

YA 966.404 BIOG

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A long way gone : memoirs of a boy soldier

Beah, Ishmael, 1980-

New York : Sara Crichton, 2008, c2007.

229 p. : map ; 21 cm.

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Ishmael Beah describes his experiences after he was driven from his home by war in Sierra Leone and picked up by the government army at the age of thirteen, serving as a soldier for three years before being removed from fighting by UNICEF and eventually moving to the United States.

Lexile: 920L

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4 copies available at Innovation Academy Charter School

ISBN:

978-0-374-53126-3

LC Call No:

DT516.828.B43 A3 2008

Dewey Class No:

966.404 B 22

Author:

Beah, Ishmael, 1980-

Title:

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

Edition:

1st pbk. ed.

Publisher:

New York : Sara Crichton, 2008, c2007.

Physical:

229 p. : map ; 21 cm.

Citation/Refs:

School Library Journal, April 2007.

Citation/Refs:

Library Journal Starred, March 2007.

Citation/Refs:

Pub Weekly, December 2006.

Citation/Refs:

Booklist, November 2006.

Citation/Refs:

New York Times, February 2007.

Citation/Refs:

Bulletin (Center for Children's books), May 2007.

Citation/Refs:

Voice of Youth Advocates (V.O.Y.A.), February 2007.

Citation/Refs:

Kirkus Review, January 2007.

Citation/Refs:

Multicultural Review, December 2007.

Summary:

Ishmael Beah describes his experiences after he was driven from his home by war in Sierra Leone and picked up by the government army at the age of thirteen, serving as a soldier for three years before being removed from fighting by UNICEF and eventually moving to the United States.

Target Audience:

Adult Follett Library Resources.

Target Audience:

920 Lexile.

Awards Note:

Alex Award, 2008.

Subject:

Beah, Ishmael,--1980-

Subject:

Soldiers--Sierra Leone--Biography.

Subject:

Children--Sierra Leone--Biography.

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