Nomination: Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot

ImageGessen, Masha. Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot. 2014. 308p. Riverhead Books, $16.00 9781594632198. Gr.9-up

On February 21, 2012, the performance art group Pussy Riot staged an action at the Cathedral of Christ The Savior in Moscow. Three of the women who performed were arrested and, despite international outcry, tried for hooliganism in a court proceeding that put a spotlight on the Putin government and the fight to banish dissenters.

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