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    The wall : growing up behind the Iron Curtain / Peter Sís.
    by Sís, Peter, 1949-
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    New York, NY : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.
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  • Sís, Peter, 1949- -- Childhood and youth -- Juvenile literature.
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  • Sís, Peter, 1949-
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  • Illustrators -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
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  • Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
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  • Czech Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
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  • Illustrators -- United States.
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  • Authors, American.
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  • Czechoslovakia -- Social conditions -- 1945-1992 -- Juvenile literature.
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  • Czechoslovakia -- History -- 1945-1992 -- Juvenile literature.
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    1st ed.
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    1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, maps ; 32 cm
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    Wall
    Growing up behind the Iron Curtain
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    Frances Foster books -- back dust jacket flap.
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    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.
    ISBN: 
    9780374347017 (hc.)
    0374347018
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    LocationCollectionCall No.Status 
    Saginaw/HoytJ943.155 SiChecked In
    Saginaw/ZauelJ Award Winners943.155 SiChecked In
    Saginaw/ZauelJ Award Winners943.155 SiChecked In
    Bay Co/Alice and Jack WirtNon-Fiction/Children's Area943.704 SisChecked In
    Delta College LibraryChild. Lit. Non-FictionNC975.5 .S57 A2 2007Checked In
    Saginaw/Butman-FishJ943.155 SiChecked In
    Lapeer/deAngeliJ BiographySIS, P SisChecked In
    Iosco-Arenac/East TawasJuvenile Non-FictionJ943.704 SISChecked In
    Iosco-Arenac/OmerJuvenile Non-FictionJ943.704 SISChecked In
    Caro Area District LibraryChildren's Non-FictionOS J 943.704 SISChecked In
    Ruth Hughes/Imlay CityChildren's Non-FictionJ 943.704 SisChecked In
    North Branch Township LibraryJunior Non-FictionJ 943.7 SISChecked In
    Otsego County LibraryChildren's NonfictionJ 921 SisChecked In

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