Every Falling Star (Compact Disc)

The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea

By Sungju Lee, Susan McClelland, David Shih (Narrated by)

Tantor Audio, 9781515910107

Publication Date: September 13, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (10/17/2017)
MP3 CD (9/13/2016)
Hardcover (9/13/2016)

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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 listeners to learn about other cultures where freedoms they take for granted do not exist.