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Breaking Stalin's Nose

By Eugene Yelchin

One of Horn Book’s Best Fiction Books of 2011
 
Sasha Zaichik has known the laws of the Soviet Young Pioneers since the age of six:
The Young Pioneer is devoted to Comrade Stalin, the Communist Party, and Communism.
A Young Pioneer is a reliable comrade and always acts according to conscience.
A Young Pioneer has a right to criticize shortcomings.
But now that it is finally time to join the Young Pioneers, the day Sasha has awaited for so long, everything seems to go awry. He breaks a classmate's glasses with a snowball. He accidentally damages a bust of Stalin in the school hallway.  And worst of all, his father, the best Communist he knows, was arrested just last night.
 
This moving story of a ten-year-old boy's world shattering is masterful in its simplicity, powerful in its message, and heartbreaking in its plausibility.

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2011

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9780805092165


Format: Book
Author: Yelchin, Eugene
Summary: In the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union, ten-year-old Sasha idolizes his father, a devoted Communist, but when police take his father away and leave Sasha homeless, he is forced to examine his own perceptions, values, and beliefs.
Title: Breaking Stalin's nose / written and illustrated by Eugene Yelchin.
Publisher Date: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2011.
Subject: Communism -- Juvenile fiction. Fathers and sons -- Juvenile fiction Soviet Union -- History -- 1925-1953 -- Juvenile fiction.
Isbn: 9780805092165 (hc) 0805092161 (hc)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 8
System Items Total: 10
Call Number: C Yelchin
Oclc: 692291005
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Bib Id: 367498

Format: Book
Author: Yelchin, Eugene
Summary: In the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union, ten-year-old Sasha idolizes his father, a devoted Communist, but when police take his father away and leave Sasha homeless, he is forced to examine his own perceptions, values, and beliefs.
Title: Breaking Stalin's nose / written and illustrated by Eugene Yelchin.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2011.
Description: 140 p. : ill ; 19 cm.
Subjects: Communism -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Fathers and sons -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Soviet Union -- History -- 1925-1953 -- Juvenile fiction.
LCCN: 2011005792
ISBN: 9780805092165 (hc)
ISBN: 0805092161 (hc)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 8
Total Copies: 10
Call Number: C Yelchin