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Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto

Irena Sendler was a diminutive Polish social worker who helped spirit more than four hundred children out of the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II. Using toolboxes, ambulances, and other ingenious measures, Irena Sendler defied the Nazis and risked her own life by saving and then hiding Jewish children. Her secret list of the children's real identities was kept safe, buried in two jars under a tree in war-torn Warsaw. An inspiring story of courage and compassion, this biography includes a list of resources, source notes, and an index.

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About the Authors:

Bill Farnsworth’s illustrations for The Flag with Fifty-six Stars: A Gift from the Survivors of Mauthausen by Susan Goldman Rubin were called “nothing short of extraordinary” by PW in a starred review. He lives in Florida.

Susan Goldman Rubin’s award-winning books for children include Fireflies in the Dark, a Sydney Taylor Award Honor Book, a Golden Kite Honor Book, and a Booklist Top Ten Art Book for Youth. She lives in California.

Product Details

Recommended Age 6 - 9
Author Susan Goldman Rubin
Illustrator Bill Farnsworth
ISBN 0823422518
Publication Date Apr 1, 2011
Publisher Holiday House
Language English