Milkweed

Publisher: Laurel Leaf Library

Review

Misha only has a name because his friend Uri gave it to him. He has no knowledge of who he is or where he came from; all he knows is that he has survived in Nazi-occupied Warsaw because he is very small and very quick. Milkweed is the story of life in the Warsaw ghetto as seen through the eyes of a child who has no history and lives for today because that is all that he knows. He experiences hunger, cold, persecution, compassion, love and loss and accepts and survives them all because that is what he has always done.

This incredible book explores a horrific area of recent history in a totally unsentimental way. A masterpiece!

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