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The Resource Breaking night : a memoir of forgiveness, survival, and my journey from homeless to Harvard, Liz Murray

Breaking night : a memoir of forgiveness, survival, and my journey from homeless to Harvard, Liz Murray

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Breaking night : a memoir of forgiveness, survival, and my journey from homeless to Harvard
Title
Breaking night
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a memoir of forgiveness, survival, and my journey from homeless to Harvard
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Liz Murray
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Language
eng
Summary
Liz Murray was born to loving but drug-addicted parents in the Bronx. Taunted at school she skipped classes, winding up in a girls' home and eventually, at fifteen, on the street. When Liz's mother died of AIDS, she became determined to go back to school. This is the unforgettable and beautifully written story of how Liz, while homeless, squeezed four years of school into two, won a New York Times scholarship, and made it into Harvard. (Bestseller)
Summary
The author offers an emotional account of her amazing journey from a 15-year-old living on the streets and eating garbage to her acceptance into Harvard, a feat that prompted a Lifetime movie and a successful motivational-speaking career
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Writing style
Award
Alex Award, 2011.
Biography type
autobiography
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366065
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 362.74092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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my journey from homeless to Harvard
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Breaking night : a memoir of forgiveness, survival, and my journey from homeless to Harvard, Liz Murray
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Copyright
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
653 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781445855165
Isbn Type
(U.K. softcover)
Lccn
2010039317
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)666877996
  • ocn666877996
  • OCoLC
Label
Breaking night : a memoir of forgiveness, survival, and my journey from homeless to Harvard, Liz Murray
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
653 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781445855165
Isbn Type
(U.K. softcover)
Lccn
2010039317
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)666877996
  • ocn666877996
  • OCoLC

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