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Breaking Stalin's Nose

Yelchin, Eugene

(Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Breaking Stalin's Nose
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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.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780805092165
0805092161
Branch Call Number: j YELCHIN 2011
Characteristics: 140 p. :,ill. ;,19 cm

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The story opens on the eve of the fulfillment of Sasha's dream-to become a Young Soviet Pioneer-and traces the downward spiral of the following 24 hours, as he resists his growing understanding that his beloved Communist state is far from ideal.
(4th -6th graders)

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. gr. 5-7


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Oct 08, 2013
  • kesha1123 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A kid appropriate glimpse into a tyrannical society/Communism.

Aug 23, 2013
  • szarnstorff rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

This is a hard book for students to read about a difficult topic.

Jun 17, 2013
  • Yahong_Chi rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Love it, love it, love it. What a way to show the perspective of a citizen of Russia (or the Soviet Union, that is) under Stalin's rule. Sasha's perspective is a little naive, partly wondering and mostly inquisitive. His development is extremely realistic -- he never fully converts, fittingly, as the book is short -- and the details of communist life are vivid and intimidating. A well-written ending finishes this novel off on the right note.

May 18, 2013
  • JCLChristiH rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The whole story takes place over the course of 2 days; but, this small amount of time totally change Sasha's world! On the 2013-2014 William Allen White 3 -5 Grade List.

Jul 19, 2012
  • euclid13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Should be in all the school libraries. YA and Adults might like, "One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich". Then for a little closer to home read, "It can't happen here".

i cant wait to read it

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Jul 18, 2013
  • black_wolf_687 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

black_wolf_687 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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