Breaking Night: A Memoir Of Forgiveness, Survival, And My Journey From Homeless To Harvard

byLiz Murray

Paperback | May 24, 2011

Breaking Night: A Memoir Of Forgiveness, Survival, And My Journey From Homeless To Harvard by Liz Murray
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Breaking night: (Urban slang) staying up through the night, until the sun rises

Breaking Nightis 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 aNew York Timesscholarship; and made it into the Ivy League.Breaking Nightis an unforgettable and beautifully written story of one young woman's indomitable spirit to survive and prevail, against all odds.
LIZ MURRAYwas left homeless at age 15 after her mother's death from AIDS. She fended for herself on the streets, eventually returning to high school. She was accepted into Harvard, where she attended college classes for three years before taking time off to help her father, who died of AIDS. She returned to college, and is now taking g...
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Title:Breaking Night: A Memoir Of Forgiveness, Survival, And My Journey From Homeless To HarvardFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:352 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 1 inShipping dimensions:352 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 1 inPublished:May 24, 2011Publisher:Hachette BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1401310591

ISBN - 13:9781401310592

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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