Breaking Stalin's nose
Source:Henry Holt, Volume 1st, New York, p.140 (2011)
Call Number:Cubb Curric PS3625 .E434 B74 2011
Keywords:Communism--Fiction, Communism--Juvenile fiction, Father-son relationship--Fiction, Fathers and sons--Fiction, Fathers and sons--Juvenile fiction, Political persecution--Soviet Union--Fiction, Political persecution--Soviet Union--Juvenile fiction, Russia--History--1925-1953--Fiction, Soviet Union--History--1925-1953--Fiction, Soviet Union--History--1925-1953--Juvenile fiction
Summary: 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.
Lexile 670; Grade level 4.2; Ages 9-12; historical fiction
Awards: Newbery honor book, 2012.