Of Beetles and Angels: A Boy's Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard - A New Life - Playground Warfare Summary & Analysis

Selamawi Asgedom
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A New Life

The first two weeks that they lived in Amerikha, they shared a two room, two bedroom hotel room in Chicago. Workers from World Relief met them at the airport, and the family was put in a hotel room as the organization looked for a church to sponsor the family. They couldn't find anyone in Chicago, so the family was moved to a different hotel. This one was in the suburbs. A woman named Beth worked with World Relief to find a sponsor in the area. Meanwhile, she helped them get medical care since Mawi's father had malaria. She visited the family, offering compassion and whatever help she could offer. It was very difficult trying to become accustomed to a new land, especially since they didn't speak the language. It was particularly difficult...

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