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Every falling star: the true story of how I survived and escaped North Korea

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Language:
English
Accelerated Reader:
IL: MG+ - BL: 5.9 - AR Pts: 12
Lexile measure:
880L
Description
"This is YA nonfiction. It's 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"--
"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"--
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ISBN:
9781419721328
9781515990109
9781613123409
Accelerated Reader:
MG+
Level 5.9, 12 Points
Lexile measure:
880L
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Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2022-11-29 04:07:44AM
Last Indexed2022-11-29 04:43:36AM

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ABRAMS, Inc. (Ignition)
Amulet Books
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Asia -- People & Places
Autobiographies
Boys -- Korea (North) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Cultural Heritage -- Biography & Autobiography
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Homelessness & Poverty -- Social Topics
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JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Biography & Autobiography -- Political
JUVENILE NONFICTION -- People & Places -- Asia
JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Social Issues -- Homelessness & Poverty
Korea (North) -- History -- 1994-2011 -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Korea (North) -- Social conditions -- Juvenile literature
Lee, Sungju -- Childhood and youth -- Juvenile literature
Lee, Sungju -- Family -- Juvenile literature
Political -- Biography & Autobiography
Street children -- Korea (North) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Survival -- Korea (North) -- Juvenile literature
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Every falling star : the true story of how I survived and escaped North Korea
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Every Falling Star The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea
Every Falling Star The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea [eBook] Lee, Sungju,
Every falling star : the true story of how I survived and escaped North Korea / Sungju Lee and Susan Elizabeth McClelland
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Every falling star
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Homelessness & Poverty
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Lee, Sungju
Multi-Cultural
People & Places
Political
Social Issues
Social conditions
Sociology
Street children
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