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Author Kim, Joseph, 1990- author.

Title Under the same sky : from starvation in North Korea to salvation in America / Joseph Kim with Stephan Talty.

Publication Info. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.

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Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  362.87 KIM    Check Shelf
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Non Fiction  362.87 KIM    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  BIOG. KIM, J.    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Biographies  B KIM    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  BIO KIM    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Adult Fiction  B KIM, JOSEPH    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  362.87 KIM    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  362.86 K56    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  B KIM, J.    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction  B KIM    Check Shelf

Description xi, 273 pages ; 24 cm
Summary "A searing story of starvation and survival in North Korea, followed by a dramatic escape, rescue by activists and Christian missionaries, and success in the United States thanks to newfound faith and courage. Inside the hidden and mysterious world of North Korea, Joseph Kim lived a young boy's normal life until he was five. Then disaster struck: the first wave of the Great Famine, a long, terrible ordeal that killed millions, including his father, and sent others, like his mother and only sister, on desperate escape routes into China. Alone on the streets, Joseph learned to beg and steal. He had nothing but a street-hardened survival instinct. Finally, in desperation, he too crossed a frozen river to escape to China. There a kindly Christian woman took him in, kept him hidden from the authorities, and gave him hope. Soon, through an underground network of activists, he was spirited to the American consulate, and became one of just a handful of North Koreans to be brought to the U.S. as refugees. Joseph knew no English and had never been a good student. Yet the kindness of his foster family changed his life. Determined to succeed, he became a dedicated student, mastered English, and made it to college, where he is now thriving thanks to his faith and inner strength. Under the Same Sky is an unforgettable story of suffering and redemption"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Kim, Joseph, 1990-
Refugees -- Korea (North) -- Biography.
Immigrants -- United States -- Biography.
Victims of famine -- Korea (North)
Human rights -- Korea (North)
Rescue work -- China.
Christian ethics -- China.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 9780544373174 (hardback)
0544373170 (hardback)
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