Breaking Stalin's Nose

Breaking Stalin's Nose

Book - 2011
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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.
ISBN: 9780805092165
0805092161
Characteristics: 140 p. :,ill. ;,19 cm.

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pigish88
Oct 02, 2017

A very good book!

Gabi_Dubh Apr 19, 2016

Such a well told story and expertly written to be accessible by older Div 1 or younger Div 2 students.

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red_coyote_413
Jul 08, 2015

the author told me in his words how hard it was to live is Russia.

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BUNBUN1978
Jun 20, 2015

Good historical fiction novel. very fast paced and reads sort of like a thriller.

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Aandrews19
Jan 08, 2015

This is a short story, but one packed with life and the nuances of human behavior under duress. That Sasha sees the world through the honest and unassuming eyes of a child makes this tale all the more compelling. A fantastic read for people of all ages.

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kesha1123
Oct 08, 2013

A kid appropriate glimpse into a tyrannical society/Communism.

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szarnstorff
Aug 23, 2013

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

JCLChristiH May 18, 2013

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.

euclid13 Jul 19, 2012

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".

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ychi
Jul 04, 2012

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.

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Jan 08, 2015

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