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The War within These Walls
HARDCOVER; Published: 10/16/2013
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5428-5
Price: $ 17.00
176 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 4.75 x 8.625

Ages 14 & up

Translated by Laura Watkinson

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.

Notable Social Studies
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."