Holocaust Project

Healy Hager


By: Jerry Spinelli

Setting: Warsaw Ghetto in Poland

Jerry Spinelli won a Golden Kite Award for Fiction in 2004 for his book Mlkweed.

The Warsaw Ghetto

Warsaw is the capital of Poland. The Warsaw ghetto was enclosed with a wall over ten feet high. This wall was topped with barbed wire and guarded to prevent movement although in the book Misha manages to fit through a two brick wide hole to steal food from the other side of the wall. In October of 1940 It was estimated for there to be over 4,000 Jews in the ghetto.

Works cited

"Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators The International Professional Organization for Writers and Illustrators of Children's Literature." SCBWI. Web. 10 May 2016.

Spinelli, Jerry. Milkweed: A Novel. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. Print.