Breaking night: (City slang) staying up throughout the night time, till the solar rises

Breaking Night is the lovely memoir of a tender girl who at age fifteen was once dwelling at the streets, and who sooner or later made it into Harvard.

Liz Murray was once born to loving however drug-addicted oldsters within the Bronx. In class she was once taunted for her grimy apparel and lice-infested hair, sooner or later skipping such a lot of categories that she was once placed right into a women’ house. At age fifteen, Liz discovered herself at the streets while her circle of relatives in spite of everything unraveled. She discovered to scrape by way of, foraging for meals and using subways all night time to have a heat position to sleep.

When Liz’s mom died of AIDS, she determined to take keep an eye on of her personal future and return to highschool, incessantly finishing her assignments within the hallways and subway stations the place she slept. Liz squeezed 4 years of highschool into , at the same time as homeless; received a New York Times scholarship; and made it into the Ivy League. Breaking Night is an unforgettable and fantastically written tale of 1 younger girl’s indomitable spirit to live on and be successful, towards all odds.