The Resource A long way gone : memoirs of a boy soldier, Ishmael Beah

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

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A long way gone : memoirs of a boy soldier
Title
A long way gone
Title remainder
memoirs of a boy soldier
Statement of responsibility
Ishmael Beah
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Title
A long way gone
Creator
Summary
In a heart-wrenching, candid autobiography, a human rights activist offers a firsthand account of war from the perspective of a former child soldier, detailing the violent civil war that wracked his native Sierra Leone and the government forces that transformed a gentle young boy into a killer as a member of the army
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Writing style
Award
  • Alex Award, 2008.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Nonfiction for Young Adults, 2007
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2007
  • School Library Journal's Adult Books for High School Students: 2007
  • YALSA Outstanding Books for the College Bound - Social Sciences: 2009
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2010
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2008
Biography type
autobiography
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189270
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 966.404
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Intended audience
920
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
DT516.828.B43
LC item number
A3 2007
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920
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
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memoirs of a boy soldier
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memoirs of a boy soldier
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Ishmael Beah
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A long way gone : memoirs of a boy soldier, Ishmael Beah
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Publication
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"Sarah Crichton Books."
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Carrier category code
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Carrier MARC source
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Content category
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Content type code
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Content type MARC source
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Control code
20981096
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9780374105235
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006017101
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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Other control number
9780374105235
Other physical details
illustrations, map
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System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm69423270
  • (OCoLC)69423270

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