It's World War II, and Misha's family, like the rest of the Jews living in Warsaw, has been moved by the Nazis into a single crowded ghetto. Conditions are appalling: every day more people die from disease, starvation, and deportations. Misha does his best to help his family survive, even crawling through the sewers to smuggle food. When conditions worsen, Misha joins a handful of other Jews who decide to make a final, desperate stand against the Nazis.
Heavily illustrated with sober blue-and-white drawings, this powerful novel dramatically captures the brutal reality of a tragic historical event.
Aline Sax is a Flemish author and translator. She haswritten a number of historical novels published in theNetherlands.
Caryl Strzelecki is a Belgian illustrator. He has provided artfor several children's books as well as numerousnewspapers and magazines.
American Library Association (ALA), Mildred L. Batchelder Honor (2014) United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY), Outstanding International Books National Council for the Social Studies & Children's Book Council, Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People Association of Jewish Libraries, Sydney Taylor Book Award - Honor book Jewish Book Council, National Jewish Book Award - Children's/YA Book category Kirkus Reviews, Best Books of the Year Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review Society of Illustrators, "The Original Art" annual exhibition (2013) Publishers Weekly, Best Books of the Year - Teen Publishers Weekly, Starred Review (2013) School Library Journal, Starred Review (2013) Society of Illustrators, "The Original Art" annual exhibition 2013 IndieFab Awards Honorable Mention in Young Adult Fiction Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books Blue Ribbon List
Christian Library Journal “A powerful, fictionalized memoir.”
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