Milkweed Quotes by Jerry Spinelli
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Search this site. Guiding Questions. Study Guide. Chapter 1. What are the earliest memories described in this brief chapter?
Milkweed is a young adult historical fiction novel by American author Jerry Spinelli. Over time he is taken in by a Jewish group of orphans and he must avoid the Nazis or "Jackboots" while living on the streets with other orphans. The story narrator is the boy in the future living in America recalling his past experiences. Milkweed is the tale of a boy with no identity at a time when one's identity could mean the difference between life and death. Published in , the novel became a popular young adult work used by English teachers to facilitate a discussion of the Holocaust.
Newbery Medal-winning author Jerry Spinelli paints a vivid picture of the streets of the Nazi-occupied Warsaw during World War II, as seen through the eyes of a young, heartbreakingly naive orphan known as Misha. Enrichment Activities Resources Books. Number the Stars Character Jeopardy. Jerry Spinelli on Milkweed. Librarian of Auschwitz Teaching Guide.
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Already have an account? Log in! The narrator is recalling a dream where he is being chased as he is running hugging bread to his chest. Symbolism : Running. This is the first of many times we will see the narrator running. Ponder why this is. What does the reader know about this character based upon this very short first chapter?