SHADOW OF THE WALL
New York : Beech Tree Books,
IL YA RL 8.9
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)
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.
Permission is granted for the
noncommercial duplication and use of this resource, provided it is substantially
unchanged from its present form and appropriate credit is given.