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Every Falling Star : The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea (Hardcover) (Sungju Lee &
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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.
Number of Pages: 314
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc
Age Range: Teen
Author: Sungju Lee & Susan McClelland
Street Date: September 13, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-8271
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