Walk toward the rising sun : from child soldier to ambassador of peace : a memoir / by Ger Duany with Garen Thomas.
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|Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center||YA B DUA 2020 (Text)||0002205525203||Young Adult Non-Fiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781524719401
- ISBN: 1524719404
- ISBN: 9781524719418
- ISBN: 1524719412
- Physical Description: 306 pages : illustrations, map, genealogical table ; 22 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Make Me a World, 
- Copyright: 2020
The amazing autobiography of a young Sudanese boy who went from a child soldier to an international peace activist, a struggling refugee to a Hollywood actor. Sudan, 1980s: Ger Duany knew what he wanted out of life--make his family proud, play with his brothers and sisters, maybe get an education like his brother Oder suggested, and become a soldier for his people when he's old enough. But then his village was attacked by the North Sudanese military, death kept taking his loved ones away, and being a child soldier was not what he thought it would be. Amid heartbreak, death, and violence, can this lost boy find his way to safety? America, 1990s: After boarding a flight without his family to seek refuge in a foreign country, Ger worked tirelessly to adjust to a new life. It wasn't long before he was thrown into the spotlight, as people discovered his talents for basketball, modeling, and acting. Yet the spotlight wasn't the only thing following him, as he battled the effects of PTSD, resisted the siren call of the excesses of fame, and endured a new kind of racism in America. Amid fame, trauma, and the memory of home, can this lost boy find himself?
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