- 2013 INDIES Winner
- Honorable Mention, Young Adult Fiction (Children's)
It's World War II, and Misha's family, like the rest of the Jews living in Warsaw, has been moved by the Nazis into a single crowded ghetto. Every day more people die from disease, starvation, and deportations. Misha does his best to help his family survive, but eventually he joins a handful of other Jews to make a final stand against the Nazis. Heavily illustrated with sober blue-and-white drawings, this powerful novel captures the brutal reality of a tragic historical event.