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P02704
Arcady's goal by Yelchin, Eugene 

Audio Book(Findaway World, LLC, 2014)

BTSB #: P02704 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   


Genres: Historical Fiction


Subjects: Soccer - Fiction Communism - Fiction Foster home care - Fiction Soviet Union - History|y1925-1953 - Fiction


Summary: When twelve-year-old Arcady is sent to a children's home after his parents are declared enemies of the state in Soviet Russia, soccer becomes a way to secure extra rations, respect, and protection but it may also be his way out if he can believe in and love another person--and himself.


37.99 *

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385631
Bluest sky by Gonzalez, Christina Diaz 

BTSB Prebound(Knopf, 2022)

BTSB #: 385631 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-14   
Lexile: 650 F&P: Z

Genres: Family Life


Subjects: Cubans - Fiction Communism - Fiction Family life - Fiction Cuba - Fiction


Summary: A boy and his family must decide whether to remain in Cuba under a repressive government or risk everything for the chance of a new beginning in the United States.


22.08 *

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933929
Dragonfly eyes by Cao, Wenxuan 

BTSB Prebound(Candlewick Press, 2022)

BTSB #: 933929 Available

Dewey: FAges: 9-12   
AR: 5.8 MG

Genres: Historical Fiction Family Life Multicultural


Subjects: Family life - Fiction Interracial marriage - Fiction Communism - Fiction Shanghai (China) - Fiction


Summary: Ah-Mei and her French grandmother, Nainai, share a rare bond. Politics and war make 1960s Shanghai a hard place to grow up, especially when racism and bigotry are rife, and everyone seems suspicious of Nainai's European heritage and interracial marriage. In this time of political upheaval, Ah-Mei and her family suffer much and when the family silk business is seized by the government, will the tender connection they share bring them enough strength to carry through?


603419
Escape from East Berlin by Marino, Andy 

Paperback(Scholastic, 2022)

BTSB #: 603419 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 5.1 MG Lexile: 730

Genres: Historical Fiction


Subjects: Communism - Fiction Berlin Wall (Berlin, Germany), 1961-1989 - Fiction Germany (East) - Fiction


Summary: Inspired by real events, these are two stories of daring bids for freedom from the Eastern Bloc, set decades apart and relayed in alternating perspectives. With young Marta's story in 1961 and Kurt's story in 1989, triumph and tragedy intertwine in this examination of both the earliest and final days of the Berlin Wall.


6.55 *

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581271
Last night at the Telegraph Club by Lo, Malinda 

BTSB Prebound(Dutton Books, 2021)

BTSB #: 581271 Available

Dewey: FAges: 14-18   
AR: 6.3 UG Lexile: 900

Genres: Multicultural Historical Fiction


Subjects: Lesbians - Fiction Communism - Fiction Chinese Americans - Fiction San Francisco (Calif.) - Fiction California - History|y1950- - Fiction


Summary: With the threat of deportation looming over her father--in spite of his hard-won citizenship and disavowal of Communism--seventeen-year-old American-born Chinese Lily Hu pursues a relationship with her Caucasian classmate Kath.


581273
Last night at the Telegraph Club by Lo, Malinda 

Paperback(Dutton Books, 2021)

BTSB #: 581273 Available

Dewey: FAges: 14-18   
AR: 6.3 UG

Genres: Historical Fiction Multicultural


Subjects: Lesbians - Fiction Communism - Fiction Chinese Americans - Fiction San Francisco (Calif.) - Fiction California - History|y1950- - Fiction


Summary: With the threat of deportation looming over her father--in spite of his hard-won citizenship and disavowal of Communism--seventeen-year-old American-born Chinese Lily Hu pursues a relationship with her Caucasian classmate Kath.


9.83 *

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795953
Over and out by Walsh, Jenni L. 

BTSB Prebound(Scholastic Press, 2022)

BTSB #: 795953 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 3.9 MG

Genres: Historical Fiction Family Life


Subjects: Germany (East). |bMinisterium fur Staatssicherheit - Fiction Spies - Fiction Communism - Fiction Mother-daughter relationship - Fiction People with disabilities - Fiction Germany (East) - Fiction


Summary: When Sophie is forced to spy for the Stasi in East Berlin, she becomes determined to escape with her mother to freedom after discovering she has family in the West.


22.78 *

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769750
Red Menace by Ruby, Lois 

BTSB Prebound(Carolrhoda, 2020)

BTSB #: 769750 Available

Dewey: FAges: 11-14   
AR: 5.3 MG Lexile: 790 F&P: Z

Genres: Family Life Historical Fiction Multicultural


Subjects: United States.|bFederal Bureau of Investigation - Fiction Family life - Fiction Communism - Fiction Cold War - Fiction Surveillance - Fiction Jews - United States - Fiction Kansas - History|y20th century - Fiction


Summary: During the summer of 1953, thirteen-year-old Marty's parents are suspected of communist sympathies, upending his life and causing him to question what it really means to be a patriotic American.


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234332
Revolution is not a dinner party : a novel by Compestine, Ying Chang 

Paperback(Holt, 2007)

BTSB #: 234332 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-14   
AR: 4.7 MG RC: 4 6-8 Lexile: 740 F&P: W

Genres: Historical Fiction


Subjects: Persecution - Fiction Family life - China - Fiction Physicians - Fiction Communism - Fiction China - History|y1949-1976 - Fiction


Summary: Starting in 1972, Ling, the daughter of two doctors, struggles to make sense of the communists' Cultural Revolution, which causes a lack of consumer products and laughter.


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823565
Winterkill by Skrypuch, Marsha Forchuk 

BTSB Prebound(Scholastic, 2022)

BTSB #: 823565 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
Lexile: 800

Genres: Historical Fiction


Subjects: Farm life - Fiction Famines - Fiction Survival skills - Fiction Friendship - Fiction Communism - Fiction Ukraine - History|y1932-1933, Famine - Fiction


Summary: Despite their political differences Nyl, a young Ukrainian farmer, and Alice, a Canadian girl whose father has come to the Soviet Union, struggle to survive the famine-genocide known as the Holodomor, when the forced collectivization of the Ukrainian farms and hard winters led to mass starvation and death.


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