We are extremely proud to announce the completion of "Every Falling Star: The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea." You can purchase the book on Amazon.com - https://www.amazon.ca/Every-Falling-Star-Survi…/…/1419721321
Aston Toronto worked with Han Voice, a grassroots advocacy group raising awareness of the human rights issues facing North Koreans, to bring Sungju to Canada to learn English, practice his presentation skills and meet government officials in Canada and the United States. Sungju worked incredibly hard and he is doing an amazing job at teaching the world about life inside North Korea.
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 readers to learn about other cultures where freedoms they take for granted do not exist.