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Every falling star : the true story of how I survived and escaped North Korea

By: Lee, Sungju McClelland, Susan Elizabeth

1419721321 / 9781419721328
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13/09/2016
Stock expected by 27/10/2021
United States
22 cm 320 pages
Teenage / Young Adult  Learn More

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.

BIC:

1FPKN North Korea, 3JJPR c 1990 to c 2000, 3JM 21st century, 5AP Interest age: from c 13 years, YNM People & places (Children's / Teenage), YXC Personal & social issues: bullying, violence & abuse (Children's / Teenage), YXZ Social issues (Children's / Teenage)

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