Book Discussion on The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain

Peter Sis talked about his illustrated book, The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007). This Caldecott… read more

Peter Sis talked about his illustrated book, The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007). This Caldecott Honor Book for ages 8 and older is an account of his childhood in Cold War-era Prague, Czechoslovakia. Peter Sis described his life growing up in communist Prague. He detailed his career as a film animator, an artist, and an author and illustrator of children’s books. He told the story of how he became an illustrator for the New York Times, and how Jackie Kennedy Onassis edited his book The Three Golden Keys.

This event was part of Loudoun County, Virginia’s “One Book, One Community” program. The county encouraged all residents to read Peter Sis’s book The Wall and then sponsored book discussions and appearances by the author. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book Discussion on The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain

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Leesburg, Virginia, United States
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Jan 16, 2010
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Jan 17, 2010

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  • Jan 16, 2010 | 11:59am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 17, 2010 | 10:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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