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Breaking Night : A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival

Liz Murray,: Breaking Night : A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard

Breaking Night : A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard


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Breaking night (Urban slang) staying up through the night, until the sun rises "Breaking Night" is the stunning memoir of a young woman who at age fifteen was living on the streets, and who eventually made it into Harvard. Liz Murray was born to loving but drug-addicted parents in the Bronx. In school she was taunted for her dirty clothing and lice-infested hair, eventually skipping so many classes that she was put into a girls' home. At age fifteen, Liz found herself on the streets when her family finally unraveled. She learned to scrape by, foraging for food and riding subways all night to have a warm place to sleep. When Liz's mother died of AIDS, she decided to take control of her own destiny and go back to high school, often completing her assignments in the hallways and subway stations where she slept. Liz squeezed four years of high school into two, while homeless; won a "New York Times" scholarship; and made it into the Ivy League. "Breaking Night" is an unforgettable and beautifully written story of one young woman's indomitable spirit to survive and prevail, against all odds.

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Author: Liz Murray,
Number of Pages: 341 pages
Published Date: 24 May 2011
Publisher: Hyperion
Publication Country: New York, United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9781401310592
Download Link: Click Here
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