8 Ratings
Teens & Young Adult
9H 24Min

Every Falling Star

Author: Sungju Lee, Susan McClelland Narrator: David Shih Audiobook

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 listeners to learn about other cultures where freedoms they take for granted do not exist.

© 2016 Tantor Audio (Audiobook) ISBN: 9781515980100

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