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
Member of
Awards note
Alex Award, 2008.
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beah, Ishmael
Dewey number
966.404
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Interest level
  • UG
  • High School
  • Grades 9-12
LC call number
DT516.828.B43
LC item number
A3 2007
Literary form
non fiction
NLM call number
966.404 B365L
Reading level
  • 6.1
  • 8.1
  • 6.1
Series statement
Book club kit
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Reading Counts RC
  • Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Beah, Ishmael
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sierra Leone
  • Child soldiers
  • Sierra Leone
  • Boy soldiers
Label
A long way gone : memoirs of a boy soldier, Ishmael Beah
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0665/2006017101-b.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Sarah Crichton Books."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm69423270
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9780374105235
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006017101
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)69423270
Label
A long way gone : memoirs of a boy soldier, Ishmael Beah
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0665/2006017101-b.html
Publication
Note
"Sarah Crichton Books."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm69423270
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9780374105235
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006017101
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)69423270

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