Use literature to study the Soviet Union during Stalin's dictatorial regime. This discussion guide to Breaking Stalin's Nose, a 2012 Newbery Honor Book by Eugene Yelchin, introduces middle school students to this historical setting. In the novel, ten-year-old Sasha is about to join the Young Soviet Pioneers when his world comes crashing down. The guide includes a vocabulary review, chapter-by-chapter comprehension questions, short-answer questions, essay topics, and language arts connections.
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