Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Breaking Stalin's Nose by Eugene Yelchin

"My dad is a hero and a Communist and, more than anything, I want to be like him."

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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.

Henry Holt and Company; 140 pages

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