“I was born at the beginning of it all, on the Red side—the Communist side—of the Iron Curtain.”
Through annotated illustrations, journals, maps, and dreamscapes, Peter Sís shows what life was like for a child who loved to draw, proudly wore the red scarf of a Young Pioneer, stood guard at the giant statue of Stalin, and believed whatever he was told to believe.
Until he discovered a world full of possibilities.
“The Wall, Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain,” a children's book for all ages, proves that creativity can be discouraged, but not easily killed. A masterpiece!