This month’s book is an intense biography from Lopez Lomong: a Lost Boy from Sudan who becomes an Olympic Track & Field athlete after spending his youth in a refugee camp, running 30K in the heat at altitude daily… in order to be able to play soccer.
|He relates his story as he gets kidnapped, escapes, gets rescued into a refugee camp and then is adopted by an American family as a late teen.|
Seeing the world through his eyes highlights the cruelty of the war and the inequalities in the world. It also makes us question a lot of things that we take for granted in our every day life.
The psychological aspects of reaching one’s dreams and giving back are central inspirational parts of the book.