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  • ​​​​Photo Collection (images provided by Nina's family)
  • Reference Guide (discussion questions, suggested books and websites related to Stalinist Russia, World War II and journaling)
  • Slide Deck - PowerPoint (can be played in slide show view)
  • Vocabulary Cards - PowerPoint (with music in slide show view) and PDF
  • Nina Kosterina Picture Puzzle(takes you to the Jigsaw Planet website and you put together the puzzle pieces for a picture of Nina; you can make the puzzle harder or easier)
  • My Nina Kosterina board on Pinterest
  • ​My Nina Kosterina channel on Youtube

Nina's story is a great statement of girl power while also making an important historical period accessible to teens. ​I think Nina's story and the times she lived in would make a fantastic subject for a school history project. 

 Teens & Older Readers


Extras: Nina Kosterina -
A Young Communist in Stalinist Russia

November 2020 Update: A second edition of this biography will be released Dec. 1! The new cover is to the left. I'm excited to share the refreshed version, including a hardcover format and LOC cataloging details. Pre-order links are being uploaded on the How to Order page and materials on this page have been updated. Drop me a noteif you find these helpful.  ​