The War Within These Walls

written by Aline Sax, illustrated by Caryl Strzelecki, translated from Dutch by Laura Watkinson, and published by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers

The War Within These Walls


With powerful text and stark illustrations, this novella provides a harrowing account of Jewish suffering in the Warsaw ghetto during World War II. Misha's poetic first-person account tells of his struggle to survive. Together with a band of revolutionaries, they make a courageous stand to tell the world their story.

Awards Won

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batchelder-gold-watermark2-154x154.png Mildred L. Batchelder Award
This award, established in Mildred L. Batchelder's honor in 1966, is a citation awarded to an American publisher for a children's book considered to be the most outstanding of those books originally published in a foreign language in a foreign country, and subsequently translated into English and published in the United States.
2014 - Honor(s)