I chose to read Breaking Stalin's Nose by Eugene Velchin. This novel is about a young boy named Sasha whose Father is arrested for being a traitor/spy in the Soviet Union. Sasha lives alone with his Father, after his mother dies. Sasha is told by his father that his mother died in a hospital. He later finds out that his father turned his mother in for being a spy against communism. This novels explains some of the struggles people endured when communism was a big way of life.
How could the book you have read be incorporated into classroom curriculum? - I would incorporate Breaking Stalin's Nose into my classroom curriculum in a history lesson. There are numerous interesting factors about this book and its history. The students could read this book to gain an inside look on how children in the Soviet Union lived under the ruling of Joseph Stalin General Secretary of the Communist Party. This novel could show the students how differently people lived in Russia during that time compared to how they live in America. We could discuss how they lived differently under…show more content… - It is said that a prior knowledge of a certain thing can help children learn better. As I said earlier, I would incorporate this book into my class through a history lesson. I would first start by having my students learn about Russia, The Soviet Union, and communism. I would then introduce Joseph Stalin and his beliefs. I would then have my students read Breaking Stalin's Nose. I would bring in photos of these things and individuals to help the students understand.
Overall, I thought this was a very well-written novel. I do not normally read many historical fiction novels, but I did enjoy this novel. I must admit, I did not know much about the things that took place in this novel. I am saddened that people had to live this way, and that so many individuals were executed under Joseph Stain's