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Every Falling Star

The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea

by Sungju Lee Author · Susan Elizabeth McClelland Author

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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.

Publication Details

Publisher:
ABRAMS
Imprint:
Amulet Books
Publication Date:
2016

Format

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  • Adobe EPUB eBook 4 MB

Sungju Lee (Author)

Susan Elizabeth McClelland's first book, Bite of the Mango, was a worldwide sensation, published in more than 30 countries. She lives in Toronto, Canada.

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Susan Elizabeth McClelland (Author)

Susan Elizabeth McClelland's first book, Bite of the Mango, was a worldwide sensation, published in more than 30 countries. She lives in Toronto, Canada.

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