Tuesday, November 10, 2009

More about the Berlin Wall for all you post-Cold War kids...

We have a number of excellent resources at the library about the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall, including the documentary When the Wall Came Tumbling Down: 50 Hours That Changed the World [DD881 .W53 1999]. But for my money, nothing tells the story as powerfully as the children's book The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain by Peter Sis [JUV 921 SIS]. This remarkable book combines bold, densely-packed illustrations, photographs and text to tell the story of the author's childhood in Cold War-era Prague. This powerful book took my breath away. Thank you, Karen, for recommending it to me. We should never, ever forget.

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