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


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.

  Read Full Product Description
 
local_shippingFor Delivery
Limited Availability. Ships in 2-4 weeks.
FREE Shipping for Club Members help
 
storeBuy Online Pickup At Store
search store by zipcode

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 15 copies from $5.00
 
eBook
Retail Price: $8.99
$5.99

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

Download

This item is available only to U.S. and Canada billing addresses.
 
 
 
 

More About Every Falling Star by Sungju Lee; Susan Elizabeth McClelland
 
 
 
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.

 
Details
  • 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


Related Categories

Books > Young Adult Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Cultural, Ethnic & Regional
Books > Young Adult Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Political
Books > Young Adult Nonfiction > People & Places - Asia

 
BAM Customer Reviews