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Tamba Hali by David Seigerman
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really liked it
bookshelves: childrens-or-youngadult, nonfiction, memoir-biography

This is a great sports book that is so much more than a sports book. Tamba Hali became a professional football player in the United States but under the most unlikely circumstances. Tamba’s small village in Liberia was overtaken by civil war (a war with weapon carrying child soldiers) when he was only six. His father made his way to the U.S. and after years of paperwork brought his children over but Tamba’s mom was left behind in Africa. At the age of ten (soon to be 11) Tamba is suddenly in a strange country, experiencing PTSD, has a new stepmom, and can not read or write. A story of astonishing proportions told in 126 pages.

“Villages that were safe one day were hot spots the next. Passing through them was like running a race where the finish line kept changing on you.”

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Reading Progress

March 5, 2018 – Shelved
March 5, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
March 7, 2018 – Started Reading
March 7, 2018 – Shelved as: childrens-or-youngadult
March 7, 2018 – Shelved as: nonfiction
March 7, 2018 – Shelved as: memoir-biography
March 8, 2018 – Finished Reading

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