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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9781515990109
9781613123409
9781419727610
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Grouping Title every falling star the true story of how i survived and escaped north korea
Grouping Author lee sungju
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subject_facet Autobiographies
Boys -- Korea (North)
Boys -- Korea (North) -- Biography
Electronic books
Homeless boys -- Korea (North)
Homeless boys -- Korea (North) -- Biography
Korea (North) -- History -- 1994-2011
Korea (North) -- History -- 1994-2011 -- Biography
Korea (North) -- Social conditions
Lee, Sungju
Lee, Sungju -- Childhood and youth
Lee, Sungju -- Childhood and youth -- Juvenile literature
Lee, Sungju -- Family
Lee, Sungju -- Family -- Juvenile literature
Street children -- Korea (North)
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
Multi-Cultural
Social conditions
Sociology
Street children
Survival
Young Adult Nonfiction