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Milkweed (Random House Reader's Circle)


Author Jerry Spinelli

Format Paperback

Publisher Ember

Category Jr. Fiction

A stunning novel of the Holocaust from a Newbery MedalistHe'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.


Jerry Spinelli

Additional Info

  • Release Date: 2010-03-23
  • Publisher: Ember
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780375861475
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