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

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

Label
Every falling star : the true story of how I survived and escaped North Korea
Title
Every falling star
Title remainder
the true story of how I survived and escaped North Korea
Statement of responsibility
Sungju Lee & Susan McClelland
Creator
Contributor
Author
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"--
Storyline
Pace
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Notable Books for a Global Society, 2017
  • OLA Best Bets, 2016.
  • Red Maple Nonfiction Award (Ontario), 2019.
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Awards note
2017 Notable Children's Trade Book/Social Studies.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10527151
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lee, Sungju
Dewey number
  • 951.9305/1092
  • B
Index
no index present
Interest level
  • MG+
  • MG+
LC call number
DS935.7773.L44
LC item number
A3 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 9
Reading level
  • 5.9
  • 5.9
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McClelland, Susan
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lee, Sungju
  • Lee, Sungju
  • Lee, Sungju
  • Lee, Sungju
  • Lee, Sungju
  • Boys
  • Homeless boys
  • Street children
  • Survival
  • Korea (North)
  • Korea (North)
  • Boys
  • Homeless boys
  • Street children
  • Survival
  • Korea (North)
  • Korea (North)
  • Survival
  • Street children
  • Social conditions
  • Homeless boys
  • Families
  • Boys
  • Korea (North)
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
how I survived and escaped North Korea
Label
Every falling star : the true story of how I survived and escaped North Korea, Sungju Lee & Susan McClelland
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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
ocn938991009
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xv, 314 pages
Isbn
9781419721328
Lccn
2016002463
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)938991009
Label
Every falling star : the true story of how I survived and escaped North Korea, Sungju Lee & Susan 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
ocn938991009
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xv, 314 pages
Isbn
9781419721328
Lccn
2016002463
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)938991009

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