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Every Falling Star : The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea
by Sungju Lee and Susan Elizabeth McClelland




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Every Falling Star, the first book to portray contemporary North Korea to a young audience, is the intense memoir of a North Korean boy named Sungju who is forced at age twelve to live on the streets and fend for himself. To survive, Sungju creates a gang and lives by thieving, fighting, begging, and stealing rides on cargo trains. Sungju richly re-creates his scabrous story, depicting what it was like for a boy alone to create a new family with his gang, his "brothers"; to be hungry and to fear arrest, imprisonment, and even execution. This riveting memoir allows young readers to learn about other cultures where freedoms they take for granted do not exist.

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Overview

Every Falling Star, the first book to portray contemporary North Korea to a young audience, is the intense memoir of a North Korean boy named Sungju who is forced at age twelve to live on the streets and fend for himself. To survive, Sungju creates a gang and lives by thieving, fighting, begging, and stealing rides on cargo trains. Sungju richly re-creates his scabrous story, depicting what it was like for a boy alone to create a new family with his gang, his "brothers"; to be hungry and to fear arrest, imprisonment, and even execution. This riveting memoir allows young readers to learn about other cultures where freedoms they take for granted do not exist.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9781419721328
  • ISBN-10: 1419721321
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
  • Publish Date: September 2016
  • Page Count: 336
  • Reading Level: Ages 13-17
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.9 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds


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