Behind the Border: A Collection of Short Stories.
Behind the Border:  A Collection of Short Stories.
Behind the Border: A Collection of Short Stories.
by Nina Kossman

A collection of moving, often funny vignettes about a childhood spent in the Soviet Union poignantly captures what life could be like behind the old Iron Curtain.

“Vivid picture of life behind the Iron Curtain.”     —Booklist
“This unique book will serve to promote discussions of freedom.” —School Library Journal

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