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The Resource Breaking Night

Breaking Night

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Breaking Night
Title
Breaking Night
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Summary
In the vein ofThe Glass Castle, Breaking Night is 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 a New York Times scholarship; and made it into the Ivy League. Breaking Night is an unforgettable and beautifully written story of one young woman's indomitable spirit to survive and prevail, against all odds
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Murray, Liz
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dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Nonfiction
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Breaking Night
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:2bcb65ef-608f-427c-acc0-42c31c1307d6
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780316332613
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Breaking Night
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:2bcb65ef-608f-427c-acc0-42c31c1307d6
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780316332613
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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