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Tue, Mar. 28th, 2017, 02:25 pm
Fear and Famine (13)

EVERY FALLING STAR by Sungju Lee & Susan McClelland
At age eleven, Sungju's family was kicked out of Pyongyang, North Korea, and when they ran out of food and money in their new town, his parents set out to find sustenance, and Sungju was left behind to fend for himself as a street boy until he could escape his home country and be reunited with family. This memoir is told in a way that makes Sungju's horrific story palatable for young readers while still giving a serious taste of what life is like in North Korea. A present day story that offers sadness and hope and a peek into a country that has closed its doors. (Amulet, 2016)