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

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

Label
The wall : growing up behind the Iron Curtain
Title
The wall
Title remainder
growing up behind the Iron Curtain
Statement of responsibility
Peter Sís
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER "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. Sis 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. By joining memory and history, Sis takes us on his extraordinary journey: from infant with paintbrush in hand to young man borne aloft by the wings of his art
Awards note
  • Caldecott Honor Book, 2008.
  • Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal, 2008.
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sís, Peter
Dewey number
  • 943.704092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Intended audience
AD760L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
LC call number
NC975.5.S57
LC item number
A2 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Reading level
5.2
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sís, Peter
  • Sís, Peter
  • Illustrators
  • Authors, American
  • Czech Americans
  • Illustrators
  • Authors, American
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Czechoslovakia
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The wall : growing up behind the Iron Curtain, Peter Sís
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Frances Foster books."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
650206
Dimensions
32 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780374347017
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2006049149
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780374347017
  • (OCoLC)70839815
Label
The wall : growing up behind the Iron Curtain, Peter Sís
Publication
Note
"Frances Foster books."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
650206
Dimensions
32 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780374347017
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2006049149
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780374347017
  • (OCoLC)70839815

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