The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story by Hyeonseo Lee

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Reviewed by Emily Terasa (Library Staff)

Hyeonseo Lee has had seven different names. Growing up in North Korea, she believed the lies that the Supreme Leader told: America is horrible, South Korea’s people are starving, North Korea is a prosperous country. For years she followed and believed, hardly ever questioning what was in front of her.

This all changed when she crossed a river into China and became a defector. Her life and the life of her family would never be the same.

Lee’s memoir is full of stunning information about living in North Korea, and how hard it is to become someone else in another country. As you learn each of her seven names, you understand another part of her extraordinary journey.

Located in Adult Nonfiction (951.93 LEE)

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