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Every falling star : the true story of how I survived and escaped North Korea
Format:
Book
Title:
Every falling star : the true story of how I survived and escaped North Korea
ISBN:
9781419721328

9781419723810

9781537962245
Publication:
New York : Amulet Books, [2016]
Physical Description:
xv, 314 pages ; 22 cm
Summary:
"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"-- Provided by publisher.

"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader MG+ 5.9 12.

Accelerated Reader AR MG+ 5.9 12 184101.
Subject(s):
Boys -- Korea (North) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.

Homeless boys -- Korea (North) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.

Street children -- Korea (North) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.

Survival -- Korea (North) -- Juvenile literature.

Boys -- Korea (North) -- Biography.

Homeless boys -- Korea (North) -- Biography.

Street children -- Korea (North) -- Biography.

Survival -- Korea (North)

Korea (North) -- History -- 1994-2011 -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.

Korea (North) -- Social conditions -- Juvenile literature.

Korea (North) -- History -- 1994-2011.

Korea (North) -- Social conditions.
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