Breaking Night

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Breaking Night

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

By Liz Murray; Liz Murray (Narrated by)

Tantor Audio, MP3 CD, 9781452652894

Publication Date: June 15, 2011

Description
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 woman's indomitable spirit to survive and prevail, against all odds.


About the Author
Liz Murray, a 2009 Harvard graduate, completed high school and won a New York Times scholarship while homeless. She is the founder and director of Manifest Trainings and works with the nonprofit organization Blessings in a Backpack.

Liz Murray, a 2009 Harvard graduate, completed high school and won a New York Times scholarship while homeless. She is the founder and director of Manifest Trainings and works with the nonprofit organization Blessings in a Backpack.


Praise For Breaking Night

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