The Genius Under The Table: Growing Up Behind The Iron Curtain

ISBN-10: 153621552X
ISBN-13: 9781536215526
Author: Yelchin, Eugene
Illustrated by: Yelchin, Eugene
Interest Level: 5-12
Publisher: Candlewick Press

Publication Date: October 2021

Copyright: 2021

Page Count: 208


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Interest Level

Grades 5-12

Reading Level

Accelerated Reader Level: 4.9
Accelerated Reader Points: 3.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Art

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Topics)

Description
With a masterful mix of comic timing and disarming poignancy, Newbery Honoree Eugene Yelchin offers a memoir of growing up in Cold War Russia. Drama, family secrets, and a KGB spy in his own kitchen! How will Yevgeny ever fulfill his parents' dream that he become a national hero when he doesn't even have his own room? He's not a star athlete or a legendary ballet dancer. In the tiny apartment he shares with his Baryshnikov-obsessed mother, poetry-loving father, continually outraged grandmother, and safely talented brother, all Yevgeny has is his little pencil, the underside of a massive table, and the doodles that could change everything. With equal amounts charm and solemnity, award-winning author and artist Eugene Yelchin recounts in hilarious detail his childhood in Cold War Russia as a young boy desperate to understand his place in his family.
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