All member reviews for Breaking Stalin's Nose

Common Sense Media says

Newbery Honor-winning tale of growing up in Stalinist USSR.

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Teen, 16 years old Written byRussianReader August 26, 2015


I Loved this book when I had got it from my school library. I thought it would be a fun book for me since being from Russia and loving its history. Although the book is realistic fiction it feels like a biography which is one of my favorite genres. I would love it if they could make a movie too!
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Parent of a 10 and 12 year old Written byninashulman March 27, 2013

The best historic fiction of the year

This is an outstanding historic fiction that would teach a child how harmful brainwashing/propaganda is and how important it is to be able to think for yourself even when it is not allowed. This book is especially useful for families who would like to learn and understand Russian history better.
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Too much violence