From Child Soldier To Starbucks’ Star

Ishmael Beah’s memoir of his life as a child soldier might seem an awkward match for coffee and pastries. But “with Starbucks’ decision to promote and sell his book in more than 6,000 stores, the 26-year-old author has been thrust into the role of spokesman for child soldiers worldwide. He’s become an overnight celebrity, with a 10-city book tour scheduled for the coffee chain. In a life filled with some truly shocking reversals, this new chapter may be just about the last thing he ever expected.”