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

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New York : Penguin Press, 2015.
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273 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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“I am most grateful for two things: that I was born in North Korea, and that I escaped from North Korea.” - Yeonmi Park
"One of the most harrowing stories I have ever heard - and one of the most inspiring." - The Bookseller
“Park's remarkable and inspiring story shines a light on a country whose inhabitants live in misery beyond comprehension. Park's important memoir showcases the strength of the human spirit and one young woman's incredible determination to never be hungry again.” —Publishers Weekly

In In Order to Live, Yeonmi Park shines a light not just into the darkest corners of life in North Korea, describing the deprivation and deception she endured and which millions of North Korean people continue to endure to this day, but also onto her own most painful and difficult memories. She tells with bravery and dignity for the first time the story of how she and her mother were betrayed and sold into sexual slavery in China and forced to suffer terrible psychological and physical hardship before they finally made their way to Seoul, South Korea—and to freedom.
Park confronts her past with a startling resilience. In spite of everything, she has never stopped being proud of where she is from, and never stopped striving for a better life. Indeed, today she is a human rights activist working determinedly to bring attention to the oppression taking place in her home country. Park’s testimony is heartbreaking and unimaginable, but never without hope. This is the human spirit at its most indomitable.

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325.210951 P236 2015
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Folsom Adult
325.2109 PAR 2015
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BIOGRAPHY Park, Y. 2015
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APA Citation (style guide)

Park, Y., & Vollers, M. (2015). In order to live: a North Korean girl's journey to freedom. New York, Penguin Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Park, Yeonmi, 1993- and Maryanne, Vollers. 2015. In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom. New York, Penguin Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Park, Yeonmi, 1993- and Maryanne, Vollers, In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom. New York, Penguin Press, 2015.

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Park, Yeonmi and Maryanne Vollers. In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom. New York, Penguin Press, 2015.

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