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In order to live : a North Korean girl's journey to freedom

Author: Yeonmi Park; Maryanne Vollers
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Human rights activist Park, who fled North Korea with her mother in 2007 at age 13 and eventually made it to South Korea two years later after a harrowing ordeal, recognized that in order to be "completely free," she had to confront the truth of her past. It is an ugly, shameful story of being sold with her mother into slave marriages by Chinese brokers, and although she at first tried to hide the painful details  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Named Person: Yeonmi Park; Yeonmi Park; Yeonmi Park; Yeonmi Park; Yeonmi Park
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Yeonmi Park; Maryanne Vollers
ISBN: 9781594206795 1594206791 9780241203606 0241203600 9780241203613 0241203619 9780241973035 0241973031 141048338X 9781410483386 9780143109747 014310974X
Language Note: Text in English.
OCLC Number: 921419691
Description: 273 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Even the birds and mice can hear you whisper --
A dangerous history --
Swallows and magpies --
Tears of blood --
The Dear Leader --
City of dreams --
The darkest nights --
A song for Chosun --
Jangmadang generation --
The lights of China --
Missing --
The other side of darkness --
A deal with the devil --
A birthday gift --
Dust and bones --
Kidnapped --
Like bread from the sky --
Following the stars --
The freedom birds --
Dreams and nightmares --
A hungry mind --
Now on my way to meet you --
Amazing grace --
Responsibility: Yeonmi Park with Maryanne Vollers.


Yeonmi Park was not dreaming of freedom when she escaped from North Korea. She didn't even know what it meant to be free. This book tells the story of Park's struggle to survive in the darkest, most  Read more...
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Clear-eyed and devastating Observer One of the most harrowing stories I have ever heard - and one of the most inspiring ... A book to make you newly thankful for the freedom you have never been Read more...

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