February 8, 2010
Milkweed - by Jerry Spinelli
This is a powerful story about a young boy who experiences firsthand the horror of the Holocaust. It brings a fresh perspective on this very dark point in human history, but does so in a way that leaves the reader hopeful, as you realize that even in the darkest hour, there are those willing to fight back, and those able to keep hope alive. Milkweed is an emotionally powerful story, and not one to read lightly. For teens curious about the human side of the Holocaust, or simply wanting to read an unforgettable, moving story, this is the book for you.