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The Resource A long way gone : memoirs of a boy soldier, by Ishmael Beah

A long way gone : memoirs of a boy soldier, by Ishmael Beah

Label
A long way gone : memoirs of a boy soldier
Title
A long way gone
Title remainder
memoirs of a boy soldier
Statement of responsibility
by Ishmael Beah
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a heart-wrenching, candid autobiography, a human rights activist offers a firsthand account of war from the perspective of a former child soldier, detailing the violent civil war that wracked his native Sierra Leone and the government forces that transformed a gentle young boy into a killer as a member of the army
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Alex Award, 2008.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2007.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2007
  • School Library Journal's Adult Books for High School Students: 2007
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2008
  • YALSA Outstanding Books for the College Bound - Social Sciences: 2009
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2010
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2007.
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
189270
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beah, Ishmael
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
920
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Beah, Ishmael
  • Child soldiers
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sierra Leone
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
memoirs of a boy soldier
Label
A long way gone : memoirs of a boy soldier, by Ishmael Beah
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000042878972
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
397p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781594132674
Isbn Type
(lg. print : pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008010354
Label
A long way gone : memoirs of a boy soldier, by Ishmael Beah
Publication
Control code
000042878972
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
397p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781594132674
Isbn Type
(lg. print : pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008010354

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