The wall: growing up behind the Iron Curtain

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Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux,
Pub. Date:
2007.
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
Accelerated Reader:
IL: MG - BL: 5.2 - AR Pts: 1
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 760L
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I was born at the beginning of it all, on the Red side - the Communist side - of the Iron Curtain. Through annotated illustrations, journals, maps, and dreamscapes, Peter Sis shows what life was like for a child who loved to draw, proudly wore the red scarf of a Young Pioneer, stood guard at the giant statue of Stalin, and believed whatever he was told to believe. But adolescence brought questions. Cracks began to appear in the Iron Curtain, and news from the West slowly filtered into the country. Si;s learned about beat poetry, rock 'n' roll, blue jeans, and Coca-Cola. He let his hair grow long, secretly read banned books, and joined a rock band. Then came the Prague Spring of 1968, and for a teenager who wanted to see the world and meet the Beatles, this was a magical time. It was short-lived, however, brought to a sudden and brutal end by the Soviet-led invasion. But this brief flowering had provided a glimpse of new possibilities - creativity could be discouraged but not easily killed.
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ISBN:
9780374347017
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 5.2, 1 Points
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 760L
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subject_facet Authors, American, Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Czech Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Czechoslovakia, Czechoslovakia -- History -- 1945-1992 -- Juvenile literature, Czechoslovakia -- Social conditions -- 1945-1992 -- Juvenile literature, Illustrators -- United States, Illustrators -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Art, Juvenile Nonfiction / History / Europe, Picture books for children, Sís, Peter, -- 1949-, Sís, Peter, -- 1949- -- Childhood and youth -- Juvenile literature
title_display The wall : growing up behind the Iron Curtain
title_full The wall : growing up behind the Iron Curtain / Peter Sís
title_short The wall :
title_sub growing up behind the Iron Curtain
topic_facet Authors, American, Childhood and youth, Czech Americans, History, Illustrators, JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Art, Sís, Peter, Social conditions