It Rained Warm Bread Moishe Moskowitz's Story of Hope

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Henry Holt and Co. Books for Young Readers August 2019
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Social Studies Curriculum

A powerful middle grade novel-in-verse about one boy’s experience surviving the Holocaust.

Moishe Moskowitz was thirteen when the Nazis invaded Poland and his family learned the language of fear. The wolves loomed at every corner, yet Moishe still held on to the blessings of his mother’s blueberry pierogis, of celebrating the Sabbath as a family, of a loyal friend. But each day the darkness weighed more heavily on Moishe as his family was broken, uprooted, and scattered across labor and concentration camps. Just as his last hopes began to dim, a simple act of kindness redeemed his faith that goodness could survive the trials of war: That was the day it rained warm bread.

Gloria Moskowitz-Sweet relates her father’s triumphant Holocaust story through the words of award-winning poet Hope Anita Smith. Deftly articulated and beautifully illustrated by Lea Lyon, this is an essential addition to the ever-important collection of Holocaust testimonies. --from the publisher

160 pages 978-1250165725 Ages 9-13

Keywords: Poland, concentration camps, Nazis, Holocaust, survival, family, Jewish, fear, friendship, war, World War II, novel in verse, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, 13 year old, hope

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