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Author Beah, Ishmael, 1980-

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

Imprint New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.


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Edition 1st ed.
Description 229 p. : map ; 22 cm.
Note "Sarah Crichton Books."
Alex Awards 2008
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.
Study Program AR RL 6.1 13.0 PHS
Subject Beah, Ishmael, 1980-
Sierra Leone -- History -- Civil War, 1991-2002 -- Personal narratives.
Sierra Leone -- History -- Civil War, 1991-2002 -- Participation, Juvenile -- Biography.
Child soldiers -- Sierra Leone -- Biography.
Sierra Leone -- Social conditions -- 1961-
ISBN 0374105235 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780374105235 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Standard No. YDXCP 2461267
NLGGC 301722188
NZ1 10833157

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