Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

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ISBN: 9780374531263
Grades: 9-12

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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. Ishmael Beah used to be one of them.

What is war like through the eyes of a child soldier? How does one become a killer? How does one stop? 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.

In the #1 New York Times bestseller, A Long Way Gone, Beah, now twenty-five years old, tells a riveting story: 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.

This is a rare and mesmerizing account, told with real literary force and heartbreaking honesty.

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Grade Start
9
Grade End
12
ISBN
9780374531263
Author
Ishmael Beah
Format
Paperback
Brand Name
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Weight
0.45 (lbs.)
Dimensions
8.25" x 5.5" x 0.62"
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