Bibliographic Information: Sis, P. (2007). The Wall: Growing up Behind the Iron Curtain. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Short Annotation: This book is an autobiography of Peter Sis. We learn about his life in Prague and how painting helped him get through what was happening in Prague.

Genre: Autobiography

Grade Level: 3 – 5

Readers who will like this book: readers who like biographies; readers who like to read about History; readers who like to read about authors; readers who like to read the history of countries

Personal Response/Rating: 3 – I enjoyed this book because it’s a very unique way to write an autobiography. However, I really didn’t like the lay out of the text.

Text-Dependent Question: What do we learn from the illustrations and the use of color?