The term Black Market Generation has been used as a name for young North Koreans and is a term filled with hope for a better future for North Korea. This new generation is defined by a lack of devotion for the Kim dynasty, an access to media and outside information and an individualistic lifestyle and thought process. One of these young hopefuls is Yeonmi Park, who has endured unimaginable struggles fleeing from the North Korean regime with her family. Yeonmi is a young 21-year-old human rights activist whose family decided to defect from North Korea when her father was imprisoned for smuggling small amounts of minerals just to keep his family from starving during a harsh famine. Certain he had to leave North Korea or he and his family would die, they crossed over to mainland China in the harsh winter. Her sister was separated from the family and they were constantly hiding from ruthless Chinese authorities, who would send them back to North Korea. Finally reaching the South Korean embassy in Mongolia, the family was reunited with Yeonmi’s sister five years later. Yeonmi Park’s story on youtube is a chilling account of the brutality of the North Korean regime, the unspeakable suffering of the Park family and their hard fight for freedom. Yeonmi Park has become an outspoken human rights activist and recognized as one of the leaders of young North Korean dissidents, hoping to change their country for the better. They are openly fighting for a free North Korea and their hope is for a bottom-up reform. Park’s new book “In Order to Live – A North Korean girl’s journey to freedom” is a must-read for all generations, an eye-opening first hand account of the struggles people in North Korea endure every day. But it is also a call to action, a hopeful look at the opportunities for change that a young generation could bring forth.