Milkweed (Random House Reader's Circle)

Milkweed (Random House Reader's Circle)

Jerry Spinelli


A wonderful novel of the Holocaust from a Newbery Medalist

He's a boy referred to as Jew. Gypsy. Stopthief. Filthy son of Abraham.

He's a boy who lives within the streets of Warsaw. he is a boy who steals foodstuff for himself, and the opposite orphans. he is a boy who believes in bread, and moms, and angels.

He's a boy who desires to be a Nazi, with tall, glossy jackboots of his own-until the day that unexpectedly makes him switch his mind.

And whilst the trains come to drain the Jews from the ghetto of the damned, he is a boy who realizes it is most secure of all to be nobody.

Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli takes us to at least one of the main devastating settings imaginable-Nazi-occupied Warsaw in the course of international battle II-and tells a story of heartbreak, desire, and survival throughout the brilliant eyes of a tender Holocaust orphan.

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