|Milkweed Book Cover|
Milkweed is a novel for young adults and it deals with the heavy and sad topic of World War II during the time when the Nazi's occupied Warsaw, Poland.
The story is told through eyes of a young, orphan boy who is alone and trying to make sense of the world around him during this chaotic time. Milkweed is his journey to survive in the world, to find and belong to a family...
The following is a brief synopsis of Milkweed from Jerry Spinelli's website:
He's a boy called Jew. Gypsy. Stopthief. Runt. Happy. Fast. Filthy son of Abraham.Read Milkweed, see where the story leads you and how it all ends.
He's a boy who lives in the streets of Warsaw. Who steals food for himself and the orphans. Who believes in bread and mothers and angels.
He's a boy who wants to be a Nazi someday, 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.