About the Book:
In the #1 New York Times bestseller, A Long Way Gone, Ishmael Beah tells a riveting story: how at the age of twelve, he fled attacking rebels and wandered a land rendered unrecognizable by violence. By thirteen, he'd been picked up by the government army, and Beah, at heart a gentle boy, found that he was capable of truly terrible acts.
About Bonnie Zellers:
Bonnie has been living in this region since the age of 7. She became a professional snowboarder during the developmental years of the sport, while also completing her education as a Registered Nurse. When not working at Tahoe Forest Hospital she can be found playing outdoors.
Why Bonnie Chose This Book:
At the age of 12, Ishmael was taken from his family in Sierra Leone and forced to become a soldier. This is his story of enduring years of horrifying experiences and gracefully, amazingly surviving them. There are so many reasons why war is wrong and this is one that shouts the loudest.