By Mawi Asgedom
Read by Mawi Asgedom
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Following his father’s advice to “treat all people-even the most unsightly beetles-as though they were angels sent from heaven,” Mawi overcomes the challenges of language barriers, cultural differences, racial prejudice, and financial disadvantage to build a fulfilling, successful life for himself in his new home.
Of Beetles and Angels is at once a harrowing survival story and a compelling examination of the refugee experience. With hundreds of thousands of copies sold since its initial publication, and as a frequent selection as one book/one school/one community reads, this unforgettable memoir continues to touch and inspire readers. This special expanded fifteenth anniversary edition includes a new introduction and afterword from the author, a discussion guide, and more.
"A moving memoir." * Chicago Tribune
"An amazing story." * Oprah Winfrey
"His simple lyrical narrative, both wry and tender, stays true to the child's viewpoint as he grows up...What stays with you is the quiet, honest drama of a family's heartrending journey."
"This earnest account of his life up to his graduation from Harvard is peppered with powerful moments."
A BookSense '76 pick
- On Sale
- Jun 7, 2016
- Hachette Audio