Milkweed

milkweed spinelli

A stunning novel of the Holocaust from Newbery MedalistJerry Spinelli

He's a boy called Jew. Gypsy. Stopthief. Filthy son of Abraham.

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, with tall, shiny jackboots 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.

Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli takes us to one of the most devastating settings imaginable-Nazi-occupied Warsaw during World War II-and tells a tale of heartbreak, hope, and survival through the bright eyes of a young Holocaust orphan.---from the publisher

240 pages                        978-0375861475                     Ages 12-15

Keywords: historical fiction, World War II, Holocaust, Jewish, prejudice, hope, orphan, survival, Nazis, 12 year old, 13 year old, 14 year old, 15 year old, If You Liked The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

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