Of Beetles and Angels: A Boy's Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard Themes

Selamawi Asgedom
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The title of this book refers to angels and beetles. This saying came from Mawi's father who insisted that angels were often mistreated because they weren't recognized. They didn't always look like heavenly beings. In fact, they often came to people in the lowliest forms such as beggars and vagrants-beetles. Because of this belief, Mawi's father would always reach out to help others, no matter what they look like or smelled like. Mawi had childhood memories of his father inviting people into their home who were homeless and smelly. The family didn't have much to offer, but they still provided shelter for others. As Mawi grew older, he heard stories of his father from the old country. The man was loved by many because he was always doing his best to help others.

Later, Mawi discovered that his brother also reached out to help others...

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