Breaking night : a memoir of forgiveness, survival, and my journey from homeless to Harvard
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Published:
New York : Hyperion, c2010.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
334 pages : ill. ; 25 cm.
Reading Level:
IL: UG - BL: 6.8 - AR Pts: 22
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Description
In the vein of The Glass Castle , 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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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780786868919, 0786868910, 9781401310592 (trade pbk.), 1401310591 (trade pbk.)
Reading Level:
UG
Level 6.8, 22 Points

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Description
The memoir of a young woman who at age 15 was living on the streets but survived to make it to Harvard. Murray's story was featured in the Lifetime Original Movie "Homeless to Harvard."
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Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning,UG,6.8,22.0,141096.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Murray, L. (2010). Breaking night: a memoir of forgiveness, survival, and my journey from homeless to Harvard. New York: Hyperion.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Murray, Liz, 1980-. 2010. Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey From Homeless to Harvard. New York: Hyperion.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Murray, Liz, 1980-, Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey From Homeless to Harvard. New York: Hyperion, 2010.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Murray, Liz. Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey From Homeless to Harvard. New York: Hyperion, 2010. Print.

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