Every falling star : the true story of how I survived and escaped North Korea
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New York : Amulet Books, [2016].
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Book
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xv, 314 pages ; 22 cm.
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3 copies, 1 person is on the wait list.
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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 was 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 recreates his scabrous story, depicting what it was like for a boy alone to create a new family with his gang, "his brothers," to daily 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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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781419721328, 1419721321
Reading Level:
MG+
Level 5.9, 12 Points
Lexile measure:
880

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"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.
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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"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Lee, S., & McClelland, S. (2016). Every falling star: the true story of how I survived and escaped North Korea. New York: Amulet Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Lee, Sungju and Susan, McClelland. 2016. Every Falling Star: The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea. New York: Amulet Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Lee, Sungju and Susan, McClelland, Every Falling Star: The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea. New York: Amulet Books, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Lee, Sungju,, and Susan McClelland. Every Falling Star: The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea. New York: Amulet Books, 2016. Print.

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