It Rained Warm Bread: Moishe Moskowitz's Story of Hope

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Ages 9-12
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A powerful middle grade novel-in-verse about one boy’s experience surviving the Holocaust.

Moishe Moskowitz was thirteen when the Nazis invaded Poland and his family learned the language of fear. The wolves loomed at every corner, yet Moishe still held on to the blessings of his mother’s blueberry pierogis, of celebrating the Sabbath as a family, of a loyal friend. But each day the darkness weighed more heavily on Moishe as his family was broken, uprooted, and scattered across labor and concentration camps. Just as his last hopes began to dim, a simple act of kindness redeemed his faith that goodness could survive the trials of war: That was the day it rained warm bread.

Gloria Moskowitz-Sweet relates her father’s triumphant Holocaust story through the words of award-winning poet Hope Anita Smith. Deftly articulated and beautifully illustrated by Lea Lyon, this is an essential addition to the ever-important collection of Holocaust testimonies.

Christy Ottaviano Books

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About the author

Hope Anita Smith is the author of The Way a Door Closes and its sequel, Keeping the Night Watch. A professional story-teller, Hope teaches poetry-writing workshops to all grade levels. A native of Akron, Ohio, Ms. Smith now lives in Los Angeles, California.

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Publisher
Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
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Published on
Aug 13, 2019
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Pages
160
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ISBN
9781250165732
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Historical / Holocaust
Juvenile Fiction / Religious / Jewish
Juvenile Fiction / Stories in Verse
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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