Intense, compelling story of a North Korean girl feeing to South Korea during the Korean War in 1950. Sora and her brother are separated from their parents early in their journey. Can she lead them to Busan while they face bombings, hunger, cold, theives ,kidnappers, and a river of fellow refugees. Sora is looking for more than safety; can she find it in coastal Busan?
This debut is #ownvoices; Lee uses true family stories about her own mother’s experiences in this fictional book. A strong introduction to the tragedy that is the Military Demarcation Line, for young people grades 5 through 8.