Breaking Night

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

By Liz Murray
(Tantor Media, MP3 CD, 9781452652894)

Publication Date: June 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Paperback, Hardcover, Compact Disc, Compact Disc

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Description

In the vein of The Glass Castle, Breaking Night is the stunning memoir of a young woman who, despite living on the streets at age fifteen, made it into Harvard.




About the Author

Liz Murray completed high school and won a New York Times scholarship while homeless, and graduated from Harvard University in 2009. She has been awarded the White House Project Role Model Award and a Christopher Award. Lifetime Television produced a film about Liz's life, Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story. Today, she travels the world to deliver motivational speeches and workshops. She is the founder and director of Manifest Trainings, a New York-based company that empowers adults to create the results they want in their own lives, and works with the nonprofit organization Blessings in a Backpack, which supplies food for over 38,000 undernourished children each year. Liz lives in New York City. Liz Murray completed high school and won a New York Times scholarship while homeless, and graduated from Harvard University in 2009. She has been awarded the White House Project Role Model Award and a Christopher Award. Lifetime Television produced a film about Liz's life, Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story. Today, she travels the world to deliver motivational speeches and workshops. She is the founder and director of Manifest Trainings, a New York-based company that empowers adults to create the results they want in their own lives, and works with the nonprofit organization Blessings in a Backpack, which supplies food for over 38,000 undernourished children each year. Liz lives in New York City.




NPR
Thursday, Sep 9, 2010

As a child, Liz Murray dealt with the typical stresses of growing up. But she also grappled with going days without food and living on the streets. Despite these obstacles, Murray finished school and went on to attend Harvard University. Murray talks about her memoir, Breaking Night. More at NPR.org

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  1. The book begins with Liz Murray comparing herself—physically and otherwise—to her mother. In what ways are they alike? What specific instances of difference can you find? What do you think it was that allowed Liz to actualize her dreams in a way her mother couldn’t?




Praise For Breaking Night

"Murray tells an engaging, powerfully motivational story." ---Publishers Weekly Starred Review

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