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Peter Sís - THE WALL: How I Grew Up Behind the Iron Curtain at Czech Center New York

Peter Sís - THE WALL: How I Grew Up Behind the Iron Curtain

A documentary exhibition, based on an award-winning semi-autobiographical book by internationally acclaimed children's book illustrator, author and filmmaker, features original drawings, photographs, documents and ephemera that tell the story of the artist’s childhood in Cold War-era Prague. Considered Sís’s most ambitious and personal book, “The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain” is a 2007 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year, a 2009 Caldecott Honor Book, a 2008 Bank Street – Best Children’s Book of the Year, the winner of the 2008 Boston Globe – Horn Book Award for nonfiction, and a nominee for the 2008 Eisner Award for Best Publication for Kids.

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