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

A long way gone : memoirs of a boy soldier, 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
Ishmael Beah
Creator
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
Awards note
American Library Association Notables (2008); School Library Journal Best Books (2007); Booklist Editor's Choice/Adult Books for Young Adults (2007); Alex Award (2008).
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 966.404
  • B
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DT516.828.B43
LC item number
A3 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
juvenile
Label
A long way gone : memoirs of a boy soldier, Ishmael Beah
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Sarah Crichton Books."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
229 p.
Isbn
9780374105235
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006017101
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm69423270
  • UtOrBLW
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn377737611
Label
A long way gone : memoirs of a boy soldier, Ishmael Beah
Publication
Note
"Sarah Crichton Books."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
229 p.
Isbn
9780374105235
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006017101
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm69423270
  • UtOrBLW
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn377737611

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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