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Every Falling Star : How I Survived And Escaped North Korea (2016)
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Call Number Y/BIOGRAPHY/951.93/LEE,S


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Published: New York : Amulet Books, 2016
Description:  xvii, 316 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN/ISSN: 9781419721328, 1419721321,
Language:  English


"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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Additional Credits:
McClelland, Susan.

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Insider's view of North Korea

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. The author described his life in North Korea with the art of a storyteller (though he's telling a true story, not fiction) and without weighing the story down with digressions. I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants insights on what life is like for people in other country or who are interested in contemporary political issues. This author does not preach or moralize--yet he presents his own personal experiences as a testament to the value of democracy and need for opening up a meaningful dialogue with North Korea.

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