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K is for North Korea & wishing on Every Falling Star, by Sungju Lee & Susan McClelland (book review)
Privilege to poverty, family love to forlorn abandonment, North Korea then is still North Korea now. From the easy life as child of favored Army officer to outcast thief and gang member, Sungju kept trying to understand the ‘why’ of changes and finally knew that risking death to escape from North Korea was better than living in his homeland impoverished by dictatorship and lies. This finalist for the 2016 CYBILS Award for young adult nonfiction brings us unsettling glimpses into a world rarely seen and difficult to imagine. Without the support of your family, how would you survive a hostile new environment? **kmm Book info: Every Falling Star: The True …