Breaking Stalin's Nose

Breaking Stalin's Nose

by Eugene Yelchin
1st Edition, ©2011, ISBN: 9780805092165
Hardcover, 160 pages
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Sasha Zaichik has known the laws of the Soviet Young Pioneers since the age of six: The Young Pioneer is devoted to Comrade Stalin, the Communist Party, and Communism. A Young Pioneer is a reliable comrade and always acts according to conscience. A Young Pioneer has a right to criticize shortcomings. 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.

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  Breaking Stalin's Nose
Evai, 6/10/2016
Sasha Zachik is excited to become a Soviet Young Pioneer. Sasha lives in the Soviet Union when Stalin is dictator. He idolizes Stalin and can’t wait until Communism takes over. But when his father, a secret police, is arrested, Sasha must question Stalin and his Communist ways.