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Jerry Spinelli

This is the true story of Jews and Gypsies in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. But it is also the story of a street orphan who survives on quick thinking schemes to find food: who believes in bread, mothers and angels. A tragic but beautiful account through the eyes of the innocent.

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Deahn Berrini

In Milkweed, Cassandra Leahy learns that her boyfriend, Mark, is coming home from a tour in Vietnam. He's written daily, but she hasn't seen him in over a year. Cassie, living in a small seaside town and working in a Greek-owned business, is eager to embark on her own future. As the homecoming unfolds, she finds that Mark is unable to escape from his past. Although set in 1971, this compassionate tale of a community trying to welcome back one of its own has relevance today, as families welcome home a new generation of veterans.

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Mary Gardner

Orphaned at an early age, Susan Carson grows into an independent woman who ignores the expectations of family and friends

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Jerry Spinelli

The hardship and cruelty of life in the ghettos of Warsaw during the Nazi occupation of World War II is captured through the eyes of a young Jewish orphan who must use all his wits and courage to survive unimaginable events and circumstances. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Reprint.

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Jerry Spinelli

A stunning novel of the Holocaust from Newbery Medalist, 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 realizes it's safest of all to be nobody. Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli takes us to one of the most devastating settings imaginable-Nazi-occupied Warsaw during World War II-and tells a tale of heartbreak, hope, and survival through the bright eyes of a young Holocaust orphan. From the Hardcover edition.

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Jerry Spinelli

The hardship and cruelty of life in the ghettos of Warsaw during the Nazi occupation of World War II is captured through the eyes of a young Jewish orphan who must use all his wit and courage to survive unimaginable circumstances.

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Anurag Agrawal

Monarch butterflies are one of nature's most recognizable creatures, known for their bright colors and epic annual migration from the United States and Canada to Mexico. Yet there is much more to the monarch than its distinctive presence and mythic journeying. In Monarchs and Milkweed, Anurag Agrawal presents a vivid investigation into how the monarch butterfly has evolved closely alongside the milkweed—a toxic plant named for the sticky white substance emitted when its leaves are damaged—and how this inextricable and intimate relationship has been like an arms race over the millennia, a battle of exploitation and defense between two fascinating species. The monarch life cycle begins each spring when it deposits eggs on milkweed leaves. But this dependency of monarchs on milkweeds as food is not reciprocated, and milkweeds do all they can to poison or thwart the young monarchs. Agrawal delves into major scientific discoveries, including his own pioneering research, and traces how plant poisons have not only shaped monarch-milkweed interactions but have also been culturally important for centuries. Agrawal presents current ideas regarding the recent decline in monarch populations, including habitat destruction, increased winter storms, and lack of milkweed—the last one a theory that the author rejects. He evaluates the current sustainability of monarchs and reveals a novel explanation for their plummeting numbers. Lavishly illustrated with more than eighty color photos and images, Monarchs and Milkweed takes readers on an unforgettable exploration of one of nature's most important and sophisticated evolutionary relationships.

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LAMA MILKWEED L. AUGUSTINE Ph.D

THE MILKWEED PROPHESY;EPITAPH OF THE APOCALYPSE, is an incredible and in-depth explanation of not only the Apocalypse, but told from an an actual "involvement" where the author herself ensplenders her own emotional framework in a manner of religious literature that has never been captured before. All of these events were based solely upon the Professor's lifetime of visions and actual "visitations' and apparitions and actual visitations of Mary, the Mother of God, and actual accounted events that have been witnessed by credible people. This book of uncommon insights will starled the mind, and very heart of the reader, as he is taken on horseback into the actual Apocalypse, and stares face to face with the Devil himself-LUCIFER! The near possesion this young author claims boldly, as this was also documented and witnessed, but the literal "protection" from God saved Milkweed after her only suicide attempt. This book powerfully illustrates what it is truely like to be a believer, but one who is chosen long ago to understand and to teach, and even now fooling her medical doctors and living well beyond her expected time alotted to her, but still extremely deteriorated from this catastrophic termainl illness that plagues her mysterious life. This work, "divinely" inspired, is highly reccommended for anyone who truely wants and needs to know about the Book of God's Revelations, as well as about himself. This same remarkible book of stunning words translate themselves likend to the Bible, as the author clearly defines herself, but without ever in abruption of the eternal glory of God. Her impressive artwork, as well as photography, is also here to enlighten and illuminate the mind, and to hopefully make all understand the truth of God's Kingdom, and the ultimate sacrifice; the cricifixion and dereliction of our God-Jesus the Christ!

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LOUISE MCNEILL

The Milkweed Ladies the memoirs of poet Louise McNeill, is written our deep affection for and intimate knowledge of the lives of rural people and the rhythms of the natural world. It is a personal account of the farm in southern West Virginia where her family has lived for nine generations. Born in 1911, McNeill tells the story of her own growing years on the farm through the circadian rhythms of rural life. She presents the farm itself, “its level fields, its fence row, and hilly pastures . . . some two hundred acres of trees and bluegrass, running water, and the winding, dusty paths that cattle and humans have kept open through the years.” She writes movingly of the harsh routines of the lives of her family, from spring ploughing to winter sugaring, and of the hold the farm itself has on them and the earth itself on all of us. By the 1930s, the farm and the surrounding community had been drastically changed by the destruction left by the lumber companies, by the increased access to the outside world resulting from railway and automobile, and by war. McNeill herself left the farm in 1937 to complete her college education and to persue her literary career. Throughout The Milkweed Ladies, McNeill juxtaposes the life of the farm with the larger world events that impinge on it. But the larger world moves closer and closer to the world of the farm as McNeill herself moves away from it. The book concludes with McNeill’s perspective on the events of August 5, 1945. As she sits in the Commodore Hotel in New York City, reading the headlines about Hiroshima, she understands that she can never see the farm in the same way again. The Milkweed Ladies is filled with memorable characters - an herb-gathering Granny, McNeill’s sailor father, her patient, flower-loving mother, and Aunt Malindy in her “black sateen dress” who “never did a lick of work.” With her poet’s gift for detail and language, McNeill creates a world, forgotten by many of us, to some of us never known.

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Tammi Hartung

History, literature, and botany meet in this charming tour of how humans have relied on plants to nourish, shelter, heal, clothe, and even entertain us. Did you know that during World War II, the US Navy paid kids to collect milkweed’s fluffy white floss, which was then used as filling for life preservers? And Native Americans in the deserts of the Southwest traditionally crafted tattoo needles from prickly pear cactus spines. These are just two of the dozens of tidbits that Tammi Hartung highlights in the tales of 43 native North American flowers, herbs, and trees that have rescued and delighted us for centuries.