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Subject: Russian fiction or missionary story for middle school age
Date Posted: 1/14/2009 6:57 PM ET
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Planning next year.  We are taking 8 countries to study and Russia is one of them.  Each month I will assign 2 books to read.  I'd love to have 1 fiction and the other a missionary story.  I'm looking for suggestions....any ideas?


Subject: Russia
Date Posted: 1/16/2009 4:00 PM ET
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Not fiction or missionary story, but I love the book Anastasia's Album by Hugh Brewster.  isbn 0786802928

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Date Posted: 1/16/2009 10:19 PM ET
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The Endless Steppe is about a Jewish girl in Siberia during WWII.


Date Posted: 1/16/2009 11:01 PM ET
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Brother Andrew's story "God Smuggler"  (by John Sherril) takes place in the Eastern Bloc and  my guys loved it.

Date Posted: 1/18/2009 1:04 PM ET
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Ywam publishing has lots of mission books . I have found several here on PBS.



Date Posted: 1/20/2009 9:31 AM ET
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Check out Boris by Jaap ter Haar.  It's the fictional account of a 12-year-old in Leningrad during the German seige of 1942-43.

Date Posted: 1/20/2009 11:28 AM ET
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Thanks so much!

Subject: The Russians
Date Posted: 2/3/2009 11:17 AM ET
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I was going to recommend the books already recommended here but if you would like a well written series for yourself to get  you into the mindset of Russia while you are teaching about it I totally recommend "The Russians" by Judith Pella and Michael Phillips. The are a fiction series about a peasant girl who is befriended by a Upper Class Girl, I didn't finish the series, couldn't get the books I needed from the library and lost interest but apparently the ones from the Razputen Era are rather graphic in nature.

Interstingly enough the main character's family is Christian, and that is sort of the connecting thread through the books, how the family keeps the faith throughout the history of Russia.