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Every falling star: The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea

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IL: MG+ - BL: 5.9 - AR Pts: 12
Lexile measure:
880L
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"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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9781419721328
9781515990109
9781613123409
Accelerated Reader:
MG+
Level 5.9, 12 Points
Lexile measure:
880L
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Last Grouping Update2021-07-24 04:15:58AM
Last Indexed2021-07-24 04:44:30AM
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subject_facetAsia -- People & Places
Autobiographies
Boys -- Korea (North) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Cultural Heritage -- Biography & Autobiography
Electronic books
Homeless boys -- Korea (North) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Homelessness & Poverty -- Social Topics
JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Biography & Autobiography -- Cultural Heritage
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
title_displayEvery 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 / Sungju Lee and Susan Elizabeth McClelland
title_shortEvery falling star
title_subThe True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea
topic_facetAsia
Biography & Autobiography
Boys
Childhood and youth
Cultural Heritage
Family
History
Homeless boys
Homelessness & Poverty
JUVENILE NONFICTION
Lee, Sungju
Multi-Cultural
People & Places
Political
Politics
Social Issues
Social conditions
Sociology
Street children
Survival
Young Adult Nonfiction