Youree to speak at Borders in Rogers, November 8

Barbara Youree, one of the authors of Courageous Journey, Walking the Lost Boys’ Path from the Sudan to America will speak at 12 noon on November 8 at Borders Books in Rogers, Arkansas. She will remain at the store to sign books until 2:00 pm.

Courageous Journey has been named a finalist in The National Best Books 2008 Awards in the category of Current Events: Political/Social.

Former U. S. President Jimmy Carter and Nobel Peace Prize winner endorsed the book saying:

“Ayuel Leek Deng and Beny Ngor Chol face incredible obstacles in this story of courage and unrelenting determination. Courageous Journey makes a powerful statement about the effects of today’s most threatening issues—terrorism, religious conflict and ethnic hatred—on the most vulnerable among us.”

According to Armchair Interviews,

“These stories will walk across your many emotions.”

The Library Journal notes:

“[It is] filled with action, suspense, and even romance. . . . This would make a good reading-group selection. Recommended for academic and public libraries.”

United Press International president, Nicholas Chiaia says

“Deng, Chol, and Youree inspire and motivate action. . . . I cannot stay still because I must help give voice to news and information that really matter. I hope to meet all three authors someday soon.”

Morning News reporter, Bettina Lehovec wrote:

“I’m deeply moved by Courageous Journey. It was indeed that. The book is very well written and very engaging. Youree did her research — that’s clear by the detail of memory she was able to elicit from the young men she interviewed. She presents it all in a readable, story-like format. Great book, great topic. Very thought provoking”.

Maeve Maddox writes about English usage and public education at Her most recent publication is The Fabergé Flute, a cozy mystery novel set in 1980s London.

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