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The Resource The wall : growing up behind the Iron Curtain, Peter Sís

The wall : growing up behind the Iron Curtain, Peter Sís

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The wall : growing up behind the Iron Curtain
Title
The wall
Title remainder
growing up behind the Iron Curtain
Statement of responsibility
Peter Sís
Title variation
Growing up behind the Iron Curtain
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Language
eng
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
Summary
Annotated illustrations, journals, maps, and dreamscapes take readers on an extraordinary journey of how the artist-author's life was shaped while growing up in Czechoslovakia during the Cold War, as well as the influence of western culture through the influx of banned books, music, and news, in a powerful graphic memoir
Tone
Illustration
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2008
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2007
  • Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Nonfiction, 2008.
  • New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books: 2007
  • Parents' Choice Award for Picture Books, 2007.
  • Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal, 2008.
  • YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens, 2008
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2008
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
190173
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 943.704092
  • 920
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
760
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
juvenile
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growing up behind the Iron Curtain
Label
The wall : growing up behind the Iron Curtain, Peter Sís
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Note
"Frances Foster books."
Control code
70839815
Dimensions
32 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9780374347017
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2006049149
Other physical details
col. ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)70839815
Label
The wall : growing up behind the Iron Curtain, Peter Sís
Link
Publication
Note
"Frances Foster books."
Control code
70839815
Dimensions
32 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9780374347017
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2006049149
Other physical details
col. ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)70839815

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