Thursday, May 09, 2013

Eugene Yelchin: Breaking Stalin's Nose

At the 2012 Association of Jewish Libraries conference, I sat with author Eugene Yelchin during lunch and snuck in a quick interview. He's the author of the 2012 Newbery Honor book Breaking Stalin's Nose, based on his own youth in Stalinist Moscow (see He gave a very moving talk about freedom of information earlier during the conference. Yelchin is also the illustrator of Ann Stampler's picture book, The Rooster Prince of Breslov, named a 2011 Notable Book by the Association of Jewish Libraries and winner of the Jewish Book Council's National Jewish Book Award.

Read about Yelchin's books at and about his art at


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Barbara Bietz said...

Wonderful - thanks for sharing, Heidi.

Barbara Bietz

Barbara Bietz said...

Wonderful, Heidi. Thanks for posting.

Barbara B