Breaking Stalin's Nose by Eugene Yelchin, published by Henry Holt and Company, LLC. On the eve of his induction into the Young Pioneers, Sasha’s world is overturned when his father is arrested by Stalin’s guard. Yelchin deftly crafts a stark and compelling story of a child’s lost idealism.
Ryan Smithson was sent to Iraq with the US Army at age 19 and he shares his story of before, during, and after his time serving. With experiences in another country and of the horrors and rewards of being a soldier in the war, he has much to share with teens on his choices and his experience. Developmental Assets: Integrity, Responsibility, Cultural competence, Sense of purpose. #army #iraq #war