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Biography Snapshot: Nina Kosterina
This is a poster about Nina Kosterina, a Russian girl who lived in a time of great turmoil. She was raised to be a young Communist in the 1920s-30s and took her duties seriously, even as Joseph Stalin's regime tore apart her family. Nina lost her life at age 20 while fighting against the Nazis as a guerilla soldier in 1941.
Nina at a geology camp right before the 1941 invasion.
Born in a revolutionary camp., here she's 2 (in 1923).
She used notebooks to keep a diary from age 15 until she left for the Russian front as the German army pushed toward Moscow. After the war, her sister found the diary hidden away. About two decades later, it was published and became an international bestseller: The Diary of Nina Kosterina.
Nina with her mother & sisters in 1937.
Nina's father, a writer & Bolshevik soldier, imprisoned by Stalin.
. . . thinking of how untalented I am, I decided to call my diary The Diary of an Ordinary Girl . . .
Nina in 1936
Now available: A first biography on Nina, for teen and older readers. Paperback, Kindle and other eBook formats. Order through online retailers. Learn more about Nina at the author's website: www.noseinabookpublishing.com. (Photos courtesy of Nina's family)