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    • Every Falling Star

    • The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea
    • By: Sungju Lee, Susan McClelland
    • Narrated by: David Shih
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 55

    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 recreates his scabrous story, depicting what it was like for a boy alone to create a new family with his gang, his "brothers".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting, sad, and inspirational

    • By Janis Creason on 09-17-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Stars Between the Sun and Moon

    • One Woman's Life in North Korea and Escape to Freedom
    • By: Lucia Jang, Susan McClelland
    • Narrated by: Janet Song
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    Born in 1970s North Korea, Lucia Jang grew up in a typical household - her parents worked in the factories, and the family scraped by on rations. Nightly she bowed to her photo of Kim Il-Sung. It was the beginning of a chaotic period with a decade-long famine. Jang married an abusive man who sold their baby. She left him and went home to help her family by illegally crossing the river to China to trade goods. She was caught and imprisoned twice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic story. Well read.

    • By Jfm on 02-20-16

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Bite of the Mango

    • By: Mariatu Kamara, Susan McClelland
    • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    The astounding story of one girl's journey from war victim to UNICEF Special Representative. As a child in a small rural village in Sierra Leone, Mariatu Kamara lived peacefully surrounded by family and friends. Rumors of rebel attacks were no more than a distant worry. But when 12-year-old Mariatu set out for a neighboring village, she never arrived. Heavily armed rebel soldiers attacked and tortured Mariatu. During this brutal act of senseless violence they cut off both of her hands.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Sweet Story of Survival, but...

    • By Jan on 06-28-12

    Regular price: $17.95