Subscribe to The Horn Book
Eugene Yelchin

About Eugene Yelchin

Russian American author-illustrator Eugene Yelchin's novel Breaking Stalin's Nose (Holt) was a 2012 Newbery Honor Book.

The Price of Truth

My novel Breaking Stalin’s Nose is a book about a young boy’s 
discovery of truth, his loss of idealism, and his subsequent decision 
to walk away from the system he trusted. The boy’s transformation mirrors my own. I also discovered truth about the system I trusted, and I also walked away from it. But unlike […]