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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

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9781419721328

Pages

314 pages

Genre

nonfiction

Format

memoir

Item Type

Nonfiction

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

Topic

Family Relationships; Homelessness; homeless child; survival

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

North Korean

Family Formation

no family

Awards

Parents' Choice Award, 2016 Non Fiction

Keywords

gang; thieving; fighting; begging; North Korea

Diversity Impact

direct

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

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