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The Resource Every falling star : how I survived and escaped North Korea, by Sungju Lee and Susan Elizabeth McClelland

Every falling star : how I survived and escaped North Korea, by Sungju Lee and Susan Elizabeth McClelland

Label
Every falling star : how I survived and escaped North Korea
Title
Every falling star
Title remainder
how I survived and escaped North Korea
Statement of responsibility
by Sungju Lee and Susan Elizabeth McClelland
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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"--
Summary
Sungju Lee, who at the age of twelve was forced to live on the streets of North Korea, presents his autobiography.
Storyline
Pace
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Notable Books for a Global Society, 2017
  • OLA Best Bets, 2016.
  • Red Maple Nonfiction Award (Ontario), 2019.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10527151
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lee, Sung-Ju
Dewey number
  • 951.93051092
  • 920
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
880
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 9
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McClelland, Susan
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lee, Sungju
  • Lee, Sungju
  • Boys
  • Homeless boys
  • Street children
  • Survival
  • Korea (North)
  • Korea (North)
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
how I survived and escaped North Korea
Label
Every falling star : how I survived and escaped North Korea, by Sungju Lee and Susan Elizabeth McClelland
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057246225
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9781419721328
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016002463
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)938991009
Label
Every falling star : how I survived and escaped North Korea, by Sungju Lee and Susan Elizabeth McClelland
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057246225
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9781419721328
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016002463
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)938991009

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