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Laird, Christa.
New York : Beech Tree Books, 1997
IL YA  RL 8.9
ISBN: 0688152910
It is 1941 and Misha is struggling to keep his two sisters and mother alive in Warsaw's Jewish Ghetto.  Since his father's death, his mother became ill and unable to take care of her three children, Misha, Rachel and Elena, entrusting them to the care of Dr. Korczak at the Orphan's Home.  To support his mother, Misha must make frequent, dangerous trips out of the Ghetto to trade his father's remaining possessions for food or money.  If he is caught outside, the Nazis would instantly kill him. Inside the Ghetto there are daily demonstrations of Nazi brutality. People of the Ghetto are dying by inches of starvation, and typhus is epidemic.  Rumors are circulating that the ghetto residents will soon be relocated to the death camps.  Misha must try to smuggle his baby sister  to a foster family on the outside.  At fourteen, Misha, must decide if he is ready to risk his life again to work for the Dror, a secret organization to fight the Nazis.  Read Shadow of the Wall to find out what becomes of Misha. (Stacy Charlesbois,  Adult & Young Adult Services Librarian,,  Farmington Community Library, Farmington, Michigan)
SUBJECTS:     Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Poland  -- Warsaw --  Fiction.
                        Jews -- Poland -- Warsaw   -Fiction.
                        Korczak, Janusz, 1878-1942 -- Fiction.
                        World War, 1939-1945 -- Poland -- Warsaw --  Fiction.
                        Poland -- History -- Occupation, 1939-1945 -- Fiction.


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