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The wall : growing up behind the Iron Curtain / Peter Sís.

Sis, Peter, 1949- (Author).
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  • 47 of 48 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 48 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
APLS-Decatur J 973.704 SIS (Text) 34207001324780 JN Available -
Alexandria-Monroe Public Library - Alexandria jB SIS (Text) 37521530061193 AMPL Juvenile Biography Available -
Batesville Memorial Public Library - Batesville 920 SIS PETER (Text) 34706001119553 Non-Fiction 900-999 Available -
Benton County Public Library - Fowler JB SIS (Text) 34044000662955 JUVENILE BIOGRAPHY Available -
Brazil Public Library - Brazil JUVENILE 943.704 S (Text) 38160000582559 Youth Services Available -
Butler Public Library - Butler J 921 SIS (Text) 73174004001186 Childrens: Nonfiction Available -
Cambridge City Public Library - Cambridge City j B (Text) 76893000241484 Juvenile Biographies Available -
Centerville Center Township Public Library - Centerville J 92 SIS (Text) 76895000054843 2nd Floor Children's Nonfiction Available -
Cicero Branch JB.c Sis (Text) 78294000212572 J Biography Available -
Coatesville-Clay Township Public Library - Coatesville J 943.7 (Text) 78321000018662 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374347017 (hb.)
  • Physical Description: Unpaged : col.ill., maps ; 32cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.

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General Note: "Frances Foster books."
Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: Sis, Peter, 1949- > Childhood and youth > Juvenile literature.
Illustrators > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Authors, American > 20th century > Biography. > Juvenile literature.
Czech Americans > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Czechoslovakia > Social conditions > 1945-1992 > Juvenile literature.
Czechoslovakia > History > 1945-1992 > Juvenile literature.

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