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They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky
They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan | Benjamin Ajak, Benson Deng, Alephonsion Deng, Judy A. Bernstein
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They were all under the age of seven when they were driven from a war-ravaged country. In this deceptively understated memoir, three boys recall in their own words their harrowing journey to safety.
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TheWordJar
They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan | Benjamin Ajak, Benson Deng, Alephonsion Deng, Judy A. Bernstein
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Aww, thank you so much for the book @Wife! I can‘t wait to read this! #JB people are the best. (Snail mail response coming soon.) #bookitforward

Wife You‘re welcome 🌹 1y
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Wife
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I don‘t think I‘ve ever read a more heart-wrenching book. In their own words, three lost boys of Sudan tell of the years of horrific experiences before being allowed to resettle in the USA. Dangers from people, wild animals, the elements, starvation and lack of water, miles upon miles of walking: all of this for years! These children had been separated from their parents as young as 4 or 5 years old. 4/5⭐️s 👇🏻

Wife I couldn‘t find any current info about the authors, but I would be interested in knowing how life in the USA turned out for them. I watched a very interesting documentary years ago about other Lost Boys acclimating to life in the USA. It was very moving. It was called God Grew Tired of Us. After learning about them, I realize that I have nothing to complain about that matters. #gratitude 1y
RebelReader I read this one a few years ago and it still haunts me. It really puts our troubles into perspective doesn‘t it? 1y
Wife @RebelReader It truly does. Another really good book is 1y
RebelReader @Wife Yes, That was a good one too! 1y
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GatheringBooks
They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan | Benjamin Ajak, Benson Deng, Alephonsion Deng, Judy A. Bernstein
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#FierceFeb Day 12: Clearly this is #Criminal - anyone who has read this novel yet? Seems pretty intense.

Cinfhen Sounds really sad 😢 I‘ve read similar stories...heartbreaking 💔 2y
batsy 😖 2y
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Lcsmcat
They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan | Benjamin Ajak, Benson Deng, Alephonsion Deng, Judy A. Bernstein
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The tagged book is an excellent read for anyone interested in refugees or Sudan. It's also the right color for #shadesofautumn and #fallcolors #fallintobooks #autumnreads @RealLifeReading @Tiffy_Reads

Tamra Want to read! 2y
Lcsmcat @Tamra Have you read What is the What? It's another look at the so-called lost boys of Sudan and their experience in the U.S. 2y
Tamra @Lcsmcat What is the What! Yes, it's a favorite; eye opening and humbling. When I think I've had a bad day or have a "problem" I think of the Lost Boys and frankly, I'm fortunate. (edited) 2y
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Two books about the Sudanese conflict before the birth of South Sudan, and the #refugees experiences first in Kenya, then in the US.
#JuneBookBugs @RealLifeReading

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Macnjen
They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan | Benjamin Ajak, Benson Deng, Alephonsion Deng, Judy A. Bernstein
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Wow. Story of 3 Lost Boys of Sudan. Tragic story I knew nothing about...I'm very glad I read this.

shawnmooney Wasn't it great? Back when it was first published I was in contact with the writers by email (trying to arrange a reading in Vancouver, which unfortunately did not transpire) and got a copy signed and inscribed by all of them, which I treasure! 3y
Macnjen That is so cool @shawnmooney! 3y
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Alisnazzy
They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan | Benjamin Ajak, Benson Deng, Alephonsion Deng, Judy A. Bernstein
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For #DiversityMonday a memoir/biography about the Lost Boys of Sudan. #BLM #BlackLivesMatter

BookishFeminist This looks great, I'm going to see if my library has it! 3y
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