Homeless to Harvard

Homeless to Harvard

The Liz Murray Story

DVD - 2004
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Liz Murray was raised in poverty by drug-addicted parents. Though they loved her, they were unable to care for her and Liz ended up living on the streets by the age of 15. Profoundly affected by her mother's AIDS-related death, Liz forced herself to look at her future and make some significant changes. Her prospects were dismal, yet she turned her life around by going back to high school. While still homeless, Liz earned her diploma in two years. She went on to win a New York Times scholarship for needy students, which enabled her to attend Harvard University.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2004].
ISBN: 9780790798431
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 91 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm.


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Jun 22, 2018

First half heartbreaking and difficult to watch, but wait for it, second half is triumphant. Liz Murray, (a real person) played by Thora Birch finds that if you're persistent and really want to overcome your upbringing, you can. Though I'm guessing the writers took a few liberties for the sake of good movie-making, the message shines through!

May 30, 2018

A touching and inspiring story

Feb 19, 2012

a movie both inspirational and beautiful, Liz goes through so much and yet ends up so strong and successful.

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