Thursday, September 23, 2010

Breaking Night: The Homeless to Harvard Story

This month marked the release of Breaking Night, the memoir of Liz Murray.  Liz was the inspiration for Lifetime's movie, Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story.  Liz completed high school while homeless and went on to win a New York Times Scholarship and attend Harvard University, which she graduated from in 2009.  She has also been awarded the White House Project Role Model Award, a Christopher Award and the Chutzpah Award given to her by Oprah.  Because of Liz's experiences with hunger as a child she now works with the non-profit organization, Blessings in a Backpack.  This organization supplies children in need with food for the weekend when they won't have access to it at school.  

Liz is combining the release of her book with Hunger Action Month (September) to help bring awareness to this issue. In addition she will be making appearances around the country sponsored by Meijer and Navistar to help increase the amount of children supported by this program every year from 38,000 to 50,000.  

The rest of this month's appearances are listed below:

* Thursday, September 23 Chicago, IL (Meijer, 10138 Indianapolis Blvd., Highland, IN)
* Friday, September 24 Chicago, IL (Meijer, 1251 Golf Road, Rolling Meadows, IL)
* Monday, September 27 Lexington, KY (Meijer, 351 W. Reynolds Road)
* Tuesday, September 28 Louisville, KY (Meijer, 4100 Town Center Drive)
* Sunday, October 10, Berkeley, CA (4:30pm, Redford Center, 2150 Allston Way)

For those interesting in purchasing Breaking Night please click the link below:

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