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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.

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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.

"A pampered son of the elite survives a nightmarish ordeal in this page-turner of a memoir." ---Kirkus

"A testament to resilience, Lee’s story pulls back the curtain on life in North Korea." ---Publishers Weekly

Every Falling Star

The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea

Author Sungju Lee, Susan McClelland

Narrated by David Shih

Publication date Sep 13, 2016

Running time 9 hrs 25 min

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