Author(s): Jerry Spinelli
He's a boy called Jew. Gypsy. Stopthief. Filthy son of Abraham. He's a boy who lives in the streets of Warsaw. He's a boy who steals food for himself, and the other orphans. He's a boy who believes in bread, and mothers, and angels. He's a boy who wants to be a Nazi, with tall shiny jackboots of his own - until the day that suddenly makes him change his mind. And when the trains come to empty the Jews from the ghetto of the damned, he's a boy who realises it's safest of all to be nobody. Newberry Medalist Jerry Spinelli takes us to a devastating setting - Nazi-occupied Warsaw - and tells a tale of hope.