Educated : a memoir
(Adult Book)

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Accelerated Reader
IL: UG - BL: 6.4 - AR Pts: 19
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Adult Nonfiction - Adult Books
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Adult Book
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xiii, 334 pages ; 24 cm
Language
English
UPC
99975605286
Accelerated Reader
UG
Level 6.4, 19 Points

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Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her "head-for-the-hills bag." In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard. Her father distrusted the medical establishment, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. The family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when an older brother became violent. When another brother got himself into college and came back with news of the world beyond the mountain, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. She taught herself enough mathematics, grammar, and science to take the ACT and was admitted to Brigham Young University. There, she studied psychology, politics, philosophy, and history, learning for the first time about pivotal world events like the Holocaust and the Civil Rights Movement. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she'd traveled too far, if there was still a way home.
Awards
Alex Award, 2019
Awards
Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction Longlist, 2019
Awards
John Leonard Prize Finalist, 2018
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National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography Finalist, 2018
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Reading Women Award for Nonfiction, 2018
Awards
#1 New York Times Bestseller

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Westover, T. (2018). Educated: a memoir . Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Westover, Tara. 2018. Educated: A Memoir. Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Westover, Tara. Educated: A Memoir Random House, 2018.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Westover, Tara. Educated: A Memoir Random House, 2018.

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