Walking the Lost Boys' Path from the Sudan to America
by Ayuel Leek Deng, Beny Ngor Chol and Barbara Youree
Courageous Journey is a compelling true story about the bravery of two young men who refused to become another statistic. This harrowing read is chronicled through the eyes of two boys, Ayuel Leek Deng and Beny Ngor Chol. It reenacts the exodus of the thousands who walked for months across barren land, menaced by starvation, disease, wild animals and gunfire and ended up in the United States, where they reached the American dream and began to realize their own aspirations of helping their homeland by raising awareness of the horrors they saw.
"Ayuel Leek Deng and Beny Ngor Chol face incredible obstacles in this
story of courage and unrelenting determination...a powerful statement
about the effects of today's most threatening issues— terrorism, religious
conflict and ethnic hatred—on the most vulnerable among us."
— Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Ayuel Leek Deng has completed his A.A.S. degree in Paralegal Technology from Penn Valley Community College in Kansas City, Missouri. He is studying for a B.S. in Political Science from Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri. He lives in Kansas City.
Beny Ngor Chol was the Community-Based Rehabilitation Program manager/trainer for the International Rescue Committee in Africa. He has completed an A.S. degree from Penn Valley Community College and is studying for his B.A. at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, Missouri, which is also where he resides.
Barbara Youree has taught English and French and is the author of four novels, six children’s books and numerous magazine articles. She has an M.S. from Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas and a B.A. from Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee. She makes her home in Rogers, Arkansas.
A New Horizon Press Release
6 x 9, 317 pages
LC# 2008921807, world rights
ISBN-13: 978-88282-334-8 (hc), $24.95
ISBN-13: 978-88282-386-7 (eBook), $24.95