Of Beetles and Angels: A Boy’s Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard written and read by Mawi Asgedom by Hachette Audio
Now in an audiobook edition, 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.
Why we like it: Mawi’s story teaches compassion and shows how immigrants add to the richness of our country. He’s a true inspiration and a dynamic speaker.
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