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You lived and breathed with the characters, sharing their laughter, triumph, tears and the hopelessness of their world. This book showed that spinell people would betray their loved ones to survive but some would give up their lives to save their loved ones. The two do share at least a few notable similarities.

Milkweed is a young adult historical fiction novel milkeeed American author Jerry Spinelli. It even gets a bit preachy, which is something the author has managed to avoid almost miraculously so, for such a politically charged topic until the last few pages, I don’t know why.

This jjerry was real page turner because from the first page, it introduces the main character in the action of running away from a robbery.

The Holocaust is so deeply ingrained into our consciousness that it requires no further drama, not when it can be masterfully summed up in the descriptions of the children’s actions and their dialogue, i. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli – Reading Guide – : Books

And the book is quality, indeed. Only One Spoiler Alert sort of This is an amazing book. For me, there are many little rules, jjerry superseded by one Golden Rule: At what point does Milkweef.

He is a gypsy. In fact, he shows us little else. He was hung for stealing food. What poses the greatest threat to the survival of the Spinepli in the ghetto? Milkweed is the tale of a boy with no identity at a time when one’s identity could mean the difference between life and death. Not who he is, who other people are, nothing of the world around him. Get it now Searching for streaming and purchasing options Refresh and try again.

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Milkweed Reader’s Guide

Sep 09, Pages Young Adult Buy. I don’t often find books that capture a world. Why didn’t they tell someone. This book shows that even in darkness their is color meaning even though it’s a really hard situation keep on hoping. The novel contained like a zillion symbols and I got a few. As always, I chose them because they sounded right for the story, the time, the place. Jack digs up the milkweed plant and plants it in his own back yard. View all 20 comments.


The theme of survival was developed amazingly throughout the book using a simple plant, the milkweed, to symbolize hope of survival for the Jews. View all 8 comments. His version of the Holocaust is innocent, cute, and horrifying at the same time.

What does milkweed mean to Misha at the end of the novel when he plants it at the end of his yard? She is twenty-five years old with a daughter of her own named Wendy.

My students wanted to read about the Holocaust and I think this will provide an interesting discussion. Milgrom so reluctant to accept Misha? How does it preserve his memories of Poland? His Author – Jerry Spinelli This is a young adult book – maybe even for middle schoolers. Filthy son of Abraham. Janina’s family was once wealthy and well-to-do, and living in the ghetto is a hard adjustment for her.

There’s something special, something real, about Jerry Spinelli’s books. Want to Read saving…. He becomes one of the Jewish street gang. Some of the most heartwarming reports I get are from teachers and librarians whom I meet personally at conferences and book signings.