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Every Falling Star: The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea

Title

Every Falling Star: The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea

Publisher

Amulet Books

Pages

314 pages

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9781419721328

Genre

nonfiction

Topic

Family Relationships; Homelessness; homeless child; survival

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

6-8, 9-12

Family Formation

no family

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

North Korean

Awards

Parents' Choice Award, 2016 Non Fiction

Keywords

gang; thieving; fighting; begging; North Korea

Item Type

Nonfiction

Format

memoir

Every Falling Star: The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea

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