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Author Kim, Joseph, 1990-

Title Under the same sky : from starvation in North Korea to salvation in America / Joseph Kim ; contributions by Stephan Talty. [Axis 360 electronic resource]

Publication Info. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.
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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. He turned a new leaf, 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.
Christian ethics. (OCoLC)fst00859107
Human rights. (OCoLC)fst00963285
Immigrants. (OCoLC)fst00967712
Refugees. (OCoLC)fst01092797
Rescue work. (OCoLC)fst01095132
Victims of famine. (OCoLC)fst01166340
China. (OCoLC)fst01206073
Korea (North). (OCoLC)fst01214151
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Electronic books.
Added Author Baker & Taylor Axis 360
Other Form: Print version: Kim, Joseph, 1990- Under the same sky 9780544373174 (DLC) 2014039686 (OCoLC)898334288
ISBN 9780544373181 electronic bk.
0544373189 electronic bk.
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