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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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 966.404
  • B
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Index
no index present
Intended audience
920
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Lexile
LC call number
DT516.828.B43
LC item number
A3 2007
Literary form
non fiction
A long way gone : memoirs of a boy soldier, Ishmael Beah
Label
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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22 cm.
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
229 p.
Isbn
9780374105235
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006017101
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System control number
ocm69423270

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