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Every falling star : the true story of how I survived and escaped North Korea / Sungju Lee & Susan McClelland.

Lee, Sungju, (author.). McClelland, Susan, (author.).

"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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  • ISBN: 1419727613
  • ISBN: 9781419727610
  • Physical Description: xv, 328 pages ; 21 pages
  • Publisher: New York : Amulet Books, [2017]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes Reader's Guide and author Q & A.
Subject: Lee, Sungju > Childhood and youth > Juvenile literature.
Lee, Sungju > Family > Juvenile literature.
Boys > Korea (North) > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Homeless boys > Korea (North) > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Street children > Korea (North) > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Survival > Korea (North) > Juvenile literature.
Boys > Korea (North)
Homeless persons > Korea (North)
Korea (North) > History > 1994-2011 > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Korea (North) > Social conditions > Juvenile literature.
Korea (North) > History.
Korea (North) > Social conditions.
Genre: Autobiographies.

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at Adams County Library System.


  • 1 current hold with 2 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Gettysburg Library YA BIOG LEE (Text) 35740636067704 Young Adult Biography On Holds Shelf -
Gettysburg Library YA BIOG LEE (Text) 35740636067712 Juvenile Storage Available -

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