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Author Sís, Peter, 1949-

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

Publication Info. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Bourbonnais PL Juvenile Non-Fiction - BDBB-2  J 943.7 SIS    AVAILABLE
 Boylan Ctrl Catholic HS Stacks - BCCY-11  R 943.704 SIS    AVAILABLE
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 Byron CUSD 226 - Byron HS Stacks - BRLY-14  92 Sis    AVAILABLE
 Byron CUSD 226 - Byron MS Stacks - BR2Y-14  92 Sis    AVAILABLE
 Byron PL Juvenile Biography - BYLY-14  J BIOGRAPHY SIS c.2  AVAILABLE
 Byron PL Juvenile Non-Fiction - BYLY-14  J 943.7 Sis    AVAILABLE
 Charles B. Phillips PL Juvenile Biography - CPBB-3  J B SIS    AVAILABLE
 Cherry Valley PLD Juvenile Biography - CHVY-11  J B SIS    AVAILABLE

Edition First edition.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, maps ; 32 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note "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.
Audience AD 760 Lexile.
Study Program Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.2 1.0 117633.
Reading Counts RC 3-5 4.5 3 Quiz: 42030.
Awards Caldecott Honor Book, 2007.
Robert F. Siebert Medal, 2007.
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.
Genre/Form Picture books for children.
ISBN 9780374347017 hardcover
0374347018 hardcover

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