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

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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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9781419721328
9781515990109
9781613123409
9781419727610
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Grouped Work ID 548d4c34-29e5-f331-9f3e-9a8496a58e53
Full title every falling star the true story of how i survived and escaped north korea
Author lee sungju
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-20 22:58:42PM
Last Indexed 2018-05-21 00:11:13AM

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accelerated_reader_interest_level MG+
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author Lee, Sungju.
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display_description "This is YA nonfiction. It's the memoir of a boy named Sungju who grew up in North Korea and, at the age of twelve, was forced to live on the streets and fend for himself after his parents disappeared. Finally, after years of being homeless and living with a gang, Sungju is reunited with his maternal grandparents and, eventually, his father"-- "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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subject_facet Autobiographies, Boys -- Korea (North) -- Biography, Homeless boys -- Korea (North) -- Biography, Korea (North) -- History -- 1994-2011, Korea (North) -- History -- 1994-2011 -- Biography, Korea (North) -- Social conditions, Lee, Sungju -- Childhood and youth, Lee, Sungju -- Childhood and youth -- Juvenile literature, Lee, Sungju -- Family, Lee, Sungju -- Family -- Juvenile literature, Street children -- Korea (North) -- Biography, Survival -- Korea (North)
title_display Every falling star : the true story of how I survived and escaped North Korea
title_full Every Falling Star The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea, Every falling star : the true story of how I survived and escaped North Korea / Sungju Lee & Susan McClelland, Every falling star : the true story of how I survived and escaped North Korea / Sungju Lee and Susan Elizabeth McClelland
title_short Every falling star :
title_sub the true story of how I survived and escaped North Korea
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, Boys, Childhood and youth, Family, History, Homeless boys, Lee, Sungju, Social conditions, Street children, Survival, Young Adult Nonfiction