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

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

Liz Murray


Breaking night: (Urban slang) staying up during the evening, till the sunlight rises

Breaking Night is the beautiful memoir of a tender girl who at age fifteen was once residing at the streets, and who finally made it into Harvard.

Liz Murray was once born to loving yet drug-addicted mom and dad within the Bronx. at school she was once taunted for her soiled garments and lice-infested hair, finally skipping such a lot of sessions that she used to be positioned right into a ladies' domestic. At age fifteen, Liz came upon herself at the streets whilst her kin eventually unraveled. She discovered to scrape via, foraging for nutrients and using subways all evening to have a hot position to sleep.

When Liz's mom died of AIDS, she made up our minds to take keep watch over of her personal future and return to highschool, usually finishing her assignments within the hallways and subway stations the place she slept. Liz squeezed 4 years of highschool into , whereas homeless; gained a New York Times scholarship; and made it into the Ivy League. Breaking Night is an unforgettable and wonderfully written tale of 1 younger woman's indomitable spirit to outlive and be triumphant, opposed to all odds.

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