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The Genius Under the Table|Eugene Yelchin
The Genius Under the Table : Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain
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An Association of Jewish Libraries Sydney Taylor Honor Winner

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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  • ISBN-13: 9781536215526
  • ISBN-10: 153621552X
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
  • Publish Date: October 2021
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.9 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.88 pounds
  • Page Count: 208
  • Reading Level: Ages 10-UP

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