He loved to draw. He drew everything—people, houses, cars—then tanks and wars. He was forced to do many things and forbidden to do others—but he always drew. This is the story of a young man who grew up in Russia during the beginning of the Cold War, behind the Iron Curtain. In wonderful detail, Peter Sís illustrates what life was like with few freedoms. From secretly taping rock songs to dreaming of far-off America, the boy and his friends longed to be free, and the boy drew everything he dreamed. And though the government could forbid his drawings, they could never stop him from thinking and planning and wishing. Now the boy lives in America, and the Iron Curtain of his childhood is left behind. This memoir is a chilling reminder of what people went through during the Russian Soviet Union.
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