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North Korea Project
Transcript of North Korea Project
When salaries were lowered it forced many citizens to trade in the market. Hyok's mom sold buns and pancakes but were constantly stolen by hungry children .
Hyok joined a group of friends and would venture through the market stealing food. Connection to History: Continued Hyok's father managed to escape to China. Unfortunately he was caught and brought to prison when he tried to return to North Korea.
In prison Hyok's father eventually became sick and was sent home until he became better.
His father then began to plan how they were going to escape to China.... through the Yalu River. Reviews: Jared32:
"This novel is an interesting view into the highly secluded world of North Korea. The narrator has a sarcastic and humorous attitude, which compels the reader to continue reading." Cedric_011:
"This book is very interesting.
I would recommend it to a friend." North Korea 1986
The city of Onsong was divided in districts and classifications. Hyok lived in ban (classification) 3. It was a semi rural area that consisted of houses that looked the same
Living conditions were better in china. People were not dying of starvation. Streets were more clean.
South Korea 2003
When Hyok arrived in South Korea he was greeted by nice people who were more kind and honest than the people back in the North. Shivani009:
"Very interesting and captivating. My favorite
part of the book was 'one plus one equals one' " Dustin_101:
"Very Good" Bradi785:
"I enjoyed this book. I thought reading someones personal experience during a time that I didn't live through was very interesting. Though some parts of the book were very descriptive and tragic. Since I don't live in a place anything like the people in the book, reading about what they went through was interesting. Overall, I did enjoy this book" Starvation is a big problem in North Korea today
An average of 9.2 thousand people died as of 2012 because of the
During times of starvation many people would illegally pass the border to china and earn money there and then go back home.
Many people left North Korea to China because of
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February 2013. Starving Child. Photograph. n.d. poor starving child. wordpress.com. Web. 1 February 2013. Retrieving water from Yalu River. Photograph. 5 April 2009. Peering into North Korea. boston.com. Web. 1 February 2013. Looking onto the Korean Border. Photograph. 5 April 2009. Peering into North Korea. boston.com. Web. 1 February 2013. "Map of North Korea." greenwichmeantime. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Feb. 2013. "Slide show of South Korea Map." vmapas. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Feb. 2013. A woman carries water she collected from the Yalu River in the North Korean city of Hyesan. Peering into North Korea. boston.com. Web. 1 February 2013.