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The Code: 5 Secrets of Teen Success

by Mawi Asgedom

Overcoming a childhood beset by civil war in east Africa, a refugee camp in Sudan, and living on welfare in an affluent Chicago suburb, Mawi Asgedom grew up to earn a full scholarship to Harvard University and deliver the commencement address at his graduation in 1999. How did he do it? By following THE CODE. Based on the author's personal experiences and years of advising young people, THE CODE introduces five proven secrets that will help teens to not only survive, but succeed in high school and beyond.

The Code: The 5 Secrets of Teen Success

by Mawi Asgedom

Mawi Asgedom discovered The Code and turned himself from a shy Ethiopian refugee into a star student at Harvard.

Of Beatles and Angels: a Boy's Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to harvard

by Mawi Asgedom Dave Berger

Mawi Asgedom moved from a Sudanese refugee camp to Chicago when he was three years old. His father, formerly a doctor in Ethiopia had to do back-breaking work in order to support his family, but he always encouraged the author to dream and to educate himself. After years of struggle, he was accepted with a scholarship to Harvard University. Includes recipes. An excellent biography for young readers.

Of Beetles and Angels

by Mawi Asgedom

Now in a paperback edition, this acclaimed memoir tells the unforgettable story of a young boy's journey from a refugee camp in Sudan to Chicago, where his family survived on welfare. Mawi followed his father's advice to "treat people . . . as though they were angels sent from heaven, " and realized his dream of a full-tuition scholarship to Harvard University. Updated with 14 black-and-white photos and a new epilogue.

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