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Every Falling Star : The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea - Reprint (Paperback)

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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 was 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 recreates his scabrous story, depicting what it was like for a boy alone to create a new family with his gang, “his brothers,” to daily 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.
 
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 328
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc
Age Range: Teen
Author: Sungju Lee & Susan McClelland
Language: English
Street Date: October 17, 2017
TCIN: 52483713
UPC: 9781419727610
Item Number (DPCI): 248-46-1251
$9.99

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