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The Resource Milkweed, Jerry Spinelli

Milkweed, Jerry Spinelli

Label
Milkweed
Title
Milkweed
Statement of responsibility
Jerry Spinelli
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. Ten years after it was first published, Milkweed continues to be a story everyone should read
Summary
Captures the hardships and cruelty of life in the ghettos of Warsaw during the Nazi occupation of World War II, through the eyes of a Jewish orphan who must use all his wits and courage to survive unimaginable events and circumstances
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Golden Kite Award for Fiction
  • Carolyn W. Field Award (Pennsylvania), 2004.
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2003
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2004
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
122125
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spinelli, Jerry
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
510
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Street children
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Warsaw (Poland)
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Milkweed, Jerry Spinelli
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000025150267
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
269 p.
Isbn
9781843624851
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Milkweed, Jerry Spinelli
Publication
Control code
000025150267
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
269 p.
Isbn
9781843624851
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

Library Locations

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