Milkweed

Genocide & Holocaust
Jewish Culture & Anti-Semitism
Author(s):
Jerry Spinelli
Age Group:
10 and up
Publisher:
Ember
ISBN:
978-0375861475
Year:
Genocide & Holocaust
Jewish Culture & Anti-Semitism

He’s a boy who lives in the streets of Warsaw. He’s a boy who steals food for himself and the other orphans. He’s a boy who believes in bread, and mothers, and angels. He’s a boy who wants to be a Nazi someday, with tall shiny jackboots and a gleaming Eagle hat of his own. Until the day that suddenly makes him change his mind. And when the trains come to empty the Jews from the ghetto of the damned, he’s a boy who realizes it’s safest of all to be nobody. This book takes place in the Nazi-occupied Warsaw of World War II—and tells a tale of heartbreak, hope and survival through the eyes of a young orphan.

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