The Journey of the Lost Boys by Joan Hecht
A Story of Courage, Faith and the Sheer Determination to Survive by a Group of Young Boys Called "The Lost Boys of Sudan"

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For the first time, “The Journey of the Lost Boys” offers readers a chronological timeline of the epic journey taken by these children, beginning in their rural villages of Southern Sudan and ending with their arrival as young men to the United States. Narrated through the voice of Joan Hecht, one of their American mentors, whom they lovingly call “mom” or “Mama Joan;” “The Journey of the Lost Boys” is a compelling story of courage, faith and the sheer determination to survive by a group of young orphaned boys. Because of Ms. Hecht’s personal relationship with them, she is able to portray their story in a way that most famous reporters and authors cannot. In addition to her extensive research of the political and historical events surrounding this long lasting civil war, are the heart-rending personal stories of the boys themselves.

About Joan Hecht

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A wife and mother of two young children, Joan has now retired from her career as a sales and marketing executive. Over the past thirty years, she has worked periodically as a professional singer, performing across the nation and on television and radio. Joan speaks actively to business groups, civil and religious organizations, and area schools and colleges, in an effort to bring awareness to the plight of the Lost Boys and the less publicized Lost Girls. In the summer of 2004 she established the “Alliance for the Lost Boys of Sudan,” a 501© (3) non- profit foundation, which assists with the medical and educational needs of Lost Boys and their families living in the US and Africa. In recognition of her work with the Lost Boys, Ms. Hecht was named one of four finalists in the volunteer category for the prestigious "2005 EVE awards," sponsored by the Florida Times Union newspaper in Jacksonville, Florida. She was also awarded the “2005 Author of Year” by Promoting Outstanding Writers (POW) for her book “The Journey of the Lost Boys,” which took first place in the Education category and was the only book entered to receive a perfect score by all the judges.
Published May 30, 2005 by Allswell Press. 168 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel. Non-fiction

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