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The wall : growing up behind the Iron Curtain

Author: Peter Sís
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : Elementary and junior high school : English
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[In this book, the author] 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. [He] learned about beat poetry, rock 'n' roll, blue jeans, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Peter Sís
Material Type: Biography, Elementary and junior high school, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Sís
OCLC Number: 191079698
Notes: Originally published: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2007. 1st ed.
"Frances Foster books."
Target Audience: [Grades 2-7].
Description: Sound disc : digital, mono. ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Peter Sís.

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[In this book, the author] 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. [He] 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.

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