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

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

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0 current holds with 47 total copies.

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Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch J 973.704 SIS (Text) 34207001324780 Juv Non-Fiction Available -
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria jB SIS (Text) 37521530061193 AMPL Juvenile Biography Available -
Batesville Mem. PL - Batesville 920 SIS PETER (Text) 34706001119553 Non-Fiction 900-999 Available -
Benton Co PL - Fowler JB SIS (Text) 34044000662955 Juvenile Biography Available -
Brazil PL - Brazil JUVENILE 943.704 S (Text) 38160000582559 Youth Services Available -
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Centerville Center Twp PL - Centerville J 92 SIS (Text) 76895000054843 2nd Floor Children's Nonfiction Available -
Coatesville-Clay Twp PL - Coatesville J 943.7 (Text) 78321000018662 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
Culver Elementary School 921 SIS (Text) 72456000021903 900 Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374347017 :
  • ISBN: 0374347018
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, maps ; 32 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.

Content descriptions

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.
Target Audience Note:
AD 760 Lexile.
AD760L Lexile
Subject: Sís, Peter, 1949- > Childhood and youth > Juvenile literature.
Sís, Peter, 1949-
Illustrators > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Authors, American > 20th century > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Czech Americans > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Illustrators > United States.
Authors, American.
Czechoslovakia > Social conditions > 1945-1992 > Juvenile literature.
Czechoslovakia > History > 1945-1992 > Juvenile literature.

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