A Long Way Gone (Paperback, Large Print)

Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

By Ishmael Beah

Large Print Press, 9781594132674, 397pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2008

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (3/19/2007)
Paperback (8/5/2008)
Hardcover (2/13/2007)
Prebound (8/1/2008)
CD-Audio (3/20/2007)
Prebound (8/1/2008)
Paperback (1/1/2008)
CD-Audio (8/5/2008)

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Fall '08/Winter '09 Reading Group List

“Ishmael Beah is 12 years old when all hell breaks loose in Sierra Leone in the 1990s. Families are separated, most are brutally killed, and the boys are recruited as soldiers, including, ultimately, Ishmael. Readers will come to understand how truly damaged these children are, but Beah's ability to write so eloquently is a testament to his humanity and resilience.”
— Dianne Patrick, Snowbound Books, Marquette, MI
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This absorbing account by a young man who, as a boy of 12, gets swept up in Sierra Leone's civil war, goes beyond even the best journalistic efforts in revealing the life and mind of a child abducted into the horrors of warfare.