The wall

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The wall : growing up behind the Iron Curtain

Sâis, Peter, 1949-

New York Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007.

1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill., maps ; 32 cm.

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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.

Accelerated Reader: Level 5.2 MG / 1 Points / Test #117633

Due 01/24/19

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All copies at Christian Heritage School are out and the next copy is due back 01/24/19

ISBN:

0374347018 (hc.)\9780374347017 (hc.)

Author:

Sâis, Peter, 1949-

Title:

The wall : growing up behind the Iron Curtain Peter Sâis.

Edition:

1st ed.

Publisher:

New York Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007.

Physical:

1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill., maps ; 32 cm.

Notes:

"Frances Foster books."

Summary:

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.

Study Program:

Accelerated Reader MG 5.2 1.0

Study Program:

Accelerated Reader MG 5.2 1 Test #117633 CHS

Subject:

Authors, American--20th century--Biography--Juvenile literature.

Subject:

Authors, American.

Subject:

Czech Americans--Biography--Juvenile literature.

Subject:

Czechoslovakia--History--1945-1992--Juvenile literature.

Subject:

Czechoslovakia--Social conditions--1945-1992--Juvenile literature.

Subject:

Czechoslovakia.

Subject:

Illustrators--United States--Biography--Juvenile literature.

Subject:

Illustrators--United States.

Subject:

Picture books for children.

Subject:

Sâis, Peter, 1949-

Subject:

Sâis, Peter, 1949- Childhood and youth--Juvenile literature.

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