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Breaking Stalin's Nose

Author: Yelchin, Eugene

Publisher: Henry Holt & Company


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Breaking Stalin's Nose : One of <i>Horn Book</i>'s Best Fiction Books of 2011 Sasha Zaichik has known the laws of the Soviet Young Pioneers since the age of six: <i>The Young Pioneer is devoted to Comrade Stalin, the Communist Party, and Communism.</i><i>A Young Pioneer is a reliable comrade and always acts according to conscience.</i><i>A Young Pioneer has a right to criticize shortcomings.</i>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.

Category   Subject
Tweens Fiction   Historical Fiction
Tweens Fiction   Social Situations

Award:Newbery Award
ISBN 13:9780805092165
ISBN 10:0805092161
Size:7.36" l x 5.87" w x 0.75" h
Ages: 8 - 12
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