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My Own Revolution

author: Carolyn Marsden

Fourteen-year-old Patrik rebels against the communist regime in small ways whenever he gets the chance: spray-painting slogans, listening to contraband Beatles records, even urinating on a statue of Lenin under cover of night. But anti-Party sentiment is risky, and when party interference cuts a little too close to home, Patrik and his family find themselves faced with a decision — and a grave secret — that will change everything. As the moments tick toward too late, Patrik takes his family’s fate in hand, risking everything for a chance at freedom. Examining the psychological toll of living under an authoritarian regime, Carolyn Marsden allows readers to experience both Patrik’s persistent worry and his hope for better things.
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In 1960s Czechoslovakia, Patrik participates in and rebels against the communist regime, knowing that anyone could become an enemy in the blink of an eye.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$16.99 / $20.00
isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763662127 /  9780763662127
on sale date:
10/2012
type/format:
Young Adult Novel / EBook
age range:
12 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
192 / N/A
grade range:
Grade 7 and up
 
subjects:
Juvenile Fiction; Historical; Alternative Family; Europe; Politics & Government;
author’s comments:
Carolyn Marsden is the acclaimed author of The Gold-Threaded Dress and its sequel, The Quail Club, as well as Silk Umbrellas, Moon Runner, When Heaven Fell, The Buddha's Diamonds (with Tháy Pháp Niêm), The Jade Dragon (with Virginia Shin-Mui Loh), Sahwira (with Philip Matzigkeit), Take Me with You, and Starfields.
 
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