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Sungju Lee

Biography

Sungju Lee

Sungju Lee speaks across Europe, Asia and North America about his experiences and about North Korean political social issues. He lives in South Korea but studies in England.

Sungju Lee

Books by Sungju Lee

by Sungju Lee and Susan Elizabeth McClelland - Biography, Politics, Young Adult 12+

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 12 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.