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Every Falling Star

The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea

by Sungju Lee
Susan Elizabeth McClelland

eBook

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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Publisher: ABRAMS

Kindle Book

  • Release date: September 13, 2016

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781613123409
  • File size: 3763 KB
  • Release date: September 13, 2016

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9781613123409
  • File size: 3763 KB
  • Release date: September 13, 2016


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Kindle Book
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Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:5.9
Interest Level:6-12(MG+)
Text Difficulty:4

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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