Breaking night: a memoir of forgiveness, survival, and my journey from homeless to Harvard

Book Cover
Average Rating
Author:
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 6.8 - AR Pts: 22
Description

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.

Also in this Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9780786868919
9780316332613
9781452622897
9781410433404
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 6.8, 22 Points
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID fcf6091c-f004-bd3f-59fd-ead968b74fc6
full_title breaking night a memoir of forgiveness survival and my journey from homeless to harvard
author murray liz
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-08-23 11:31:53AM

Solr Details

_version_ 1576544150807904256
accelerated_reader_interest_level UG
accelerated_reader_point_value 22
accelerated_reader_reading_level 6.8
auth_author2 Murray, Liz.
author Liz Murray
author-letter Murray, Liz,
author2 Murray, Liz., hoopla digital.
author2-role Murray, Liz., hoopla digital.
author_additional Liz Murray., by Liz Murray.
author_display Murray, Liz
availability_toggle_catalog Available Now, Available Online, Entire Collection
available_at_catalog Wright Farms
awards_facet Alex Award
bisac_subject BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women, EDUCATION / Higher, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Poverty & Homelessness
callnumber-a HV4506.N6
callnumber-first H - Social Science
callnumber-subject HV - Social Pathology, Criminology
callnumber_sort_catalog BIOGRAPH MURRAY
date_added 2010-04-08T06:00:00Z
days_since_added 2694
detailed_location_catalog Wright Farms - Adult Nonfiction, Wright Farms - Large Print - Nonfiction
display_description

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.

econtent_device Android, BlackBerry, Kindle, Kindle Fire, Mac, Windows, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
econtent_protection_type_catalog Always Available, Limited Access
econtent_source_catalog Hoopla, OverDrive
edition 1st ed., Large print ed., Unabridged.
era 1980-
format_boost 23
format_catalog Book, Large Print, eAudiobook, eBook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, Books, eBook
genre Non Fiction
genre_facet Biography, Non Fiction
geographic New York (N.Y.) Biography
geographic_facet New York, New York (N.Y.), New York (State)
grouping_category book
id fcf6091c-f004-bd3f-59fd-ead968b74fc6
isbn 9780316332613, 9780786868919, 9781410433404, 9781452622897
item_details hoopla:MWT11106491||Online Hoopla Collection|Online Hoopla|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|Hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11106491||Available Online||||, ils:802601|1741140|Wright Farms - Adult Nonfiction|BIOGRAPH MURRAY i|Book|Books|1|false|false|||||On Shelf||wf||, ils:820392|995663|Wright Farms - Large Print - Nonfiction|LP BIOGRAPH MURRAY i|Large Print|Books|1|false|false|||||On Shelf||wf||, overdrive:2bcb65ef-608f-427c-acc0-42c31c1307d6|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,OverDrive Read,Kindle Book|Checked Out||||
itype_catalog
language English
language_boost 10
language_boost_es 1
lc_subject Children of drug addicts, Homeless persons, Large type books
lexile_score -1
lib_boost_catalog 50
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog BIOGRAPH MURRAY i, LP BIOGRAPH MURRAY i
local_callnumber_exact_catalog BIOGRAPH MURRAY i, LP BIOGRAPH MURRAY i
local_callnumber_left_catalog BIOGRAPH MURRAY i, LP BIOGRAPH MURRAY i
local_days_since_added_catalog 2694
num_holdings 3
oclc (OCoLC)666877996, 820392
owning_library_catalog All Anythink Libraries
owning_location_catalog Wright Farms
physical 1 online resource (1 audio file (840 min.)) : digital., 334 p. : ill. ; 25 cm., 653 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.
popularity 4
primary_isbn 9780786868919
publishDate 2010, 2011
publishDateSort 2010
publisher Hachette Books, Hyperion,, Tantor Audio ,, Thorndike Press,
rating 2.5
rating_facet oneStar, twoStar
record_details hoopla:MWT11106491|eAudiobook|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Tantor Audio ,|2011.|1 online resource (1 audio file (840 min.)) : digital., ils:802601|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Hyperion,|c2010.|334 p. : ill. ; 25 cm., ils:820392|Large Print|Books|Large print ed.|English|Thorndike Press,|c2010.|653 p. (large print) ; 23 cm., overdrive:2bcb65ef-608f-427c-acc0-42c31c1307d6|eBook|eBook||English|Hachette Books||
recordtype grouped_work
scope_has_related_records acpl, be, br, catalog, cc, ext, ng, pm, th, wf
scoping_details_catalog hoopla:MWT11106491||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|false||||, ils:802601|1741140|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:820392|995663|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, overdrive:2bcb65ef-608f-427c-acc0-42c31c1307d6|-1|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|false||||
subject_facet BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women, Children of drug addicts -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography, EDUCATION / Higher, Harvard University -- Alumni and alumnae -- Biography, Homeless persons -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography, Large type books, Murray, Liz, -- 1980-, New York (N.Y.) -- Biography, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Poverty & Homelessness
target_audience Adult
target_audience_full Adult
title Breaking night : a memoir of forgiveness, survival, and my journey from homeless to Harvard
title_display Breaking night : a memoir of forgiveness, survival, and my journey from homeless to Harvard
title_full 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 : a memoir of forgiveness, survival, and my journey from homeless to Harvard [electronic resource] / Liz Murray, Breaking night [text (large print)] : a memoir of forgiveness, survival, and my journey from homeless to Harvard / by Liz Murray
title_short Breaking night :
title_sort breaking night a memoir of forgiveness, survival, and my journey from homeless to harvard
title_sub a memoir of forgiveness, survival, and my journey from homeless to Harvard
topic BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women, Biography & Autobiography, Children of drug addicts New York (State) New York Biography, EDUCATION / Higher, Harvard University Alumni and alumnae Biography, Homeless persons New York (State) New York Biography, Large type books, Murray, Liz, 1980-, New York (N.Y.) Biography, Nonfiction, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Poverty & Homelessness
topic_facet Alumni and alumnae, Biography & Autobiography, Children of drug addicts, Homeless persons, Large type books, Murray, Liz, Nonfiction