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Milkweed: a novel

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He's a boy called Jew. Gypsy. Stopthief. Runt. Happy. Fast. 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 some day, 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. Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli takes us to one of the most devastating settings imaginable--Nazi-occupied Warsaw of World War II--and tells a tale of heartbreak, hope, and survival through the bright eyes of a young orphan.
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Grouped Work ID cba7c65d-3dc4-9b2b-67bd-42ed85c7fcf6
Full title milkweed
Author spinelli jerry
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-19 23:40:14PM
Last Indexed 2018-05-20 00:08:42AM

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display_description The hardship and cruelty of life in the ghettos of Warsaw during the Nazi occupation of World War II is captured through the eyes of a young Jewish orphan who must use all his wit and courage to survive unimaginable circumstances.
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subject_facet Bildungsromans, Boys -- Fiction, Coming of age -- Fiction, Historical fiction, Holocaust -- Jewish (1939-1945) -- Fiction, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Fiction, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Poland. -- Fiction, Jewish fiction, Jews -- Poland -- Fiction, Large type books, Warsaw (Poland) -- Fiction, World War, 1939-1945 -- Poland -- Fiction
title_display Milkweed : a novel
title_full Milkweed, Milkweed / Jerry Spinelli, Milkweed : a novel / Jerry Spinelli, Milkweed [sound recording] / Jerry Spinelli
title_short Milkweed :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Boys, Coming of age, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Holocaust, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), Jewish (1939-1945), Jews, Large type books, World War, 1939-1945, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Literature