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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
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
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
189270
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
966.404
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
920
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
memoirs of a boy soldier
Label
A long way gone : memoirs of a boy soldier, Ishmael Beah
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=941116A9-7F59-47BD-924B-2A60ACD27BD7
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Sarah Crichton books."
  • Originally published in hardcover: New York : Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2007
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn861522362
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First pbk. edition.
Extent
1 online resource (229 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780374706524
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
map.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
941116A9-7F59-47BD-924B-2A60ACD27BD7
System control number
(OCoLC)861522362
Label
A long way gone : memoirs of a boy soldier, Ishmael Beah
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=941116A9-7F59-47BD-924B-2A60ACD27BD7
Publication
Note
  • "Sarah Crichton books."
  • Originally published in hardcover: New York : Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2007
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn861522362
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First pbk. edition.
Extent
1 online resource (229 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780374706524
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
map.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
941116A9-7F59-47BD-924B-2A60ACD27BD7
System control number
(OCoLC)861522362

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