An unforgettable true story of a young boy's remarkable journey from a refugee camp in Sudan to an affluent Chicago suburb where his family survives on welfare.
Mawi Asgedom shares his personal story of life in Sudan, of being a refugee and his travels to America.
Once in the United States things don't immediately fall into place. Mawi is faced with many trials and tribulations, hardship and pain.
Following his father's advice to "treat all people — even the most unsightly beetles — as though they were angels sent from heaven," Mawi overcomes racial prejudice, language barriers, and financial disadvantage, eventually realizing his dream of a full-tuition scholarship to Harvard University.
This inspirational story will show you that despite life challenges there is always hope if you strive for something important to you.
The paperback edition also contains photos of Mawi and his family.
A worthwhile read that may just inspire you to fulfill your dreams.
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