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Irena's children : a true story of courage

by Mazzeo, Tilar J.,

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
Available (5)
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CLP - Main Library Teen Department - Teen Non-Fiction D804.34.M39 2016
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Teen Department - Teen Non-Fiction
Call Number  D804.34.M39 2016
Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Non-fiction J 940.531 MAZZEO
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-fiction
Call Number  J 940.531 MAZZEO
Northland Public Library Teen Nonfiction YA 940.53 M45
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Teen Nonfiction
Call Number  YA 940.53 M45
Pleasant Hills Public Library Young Adult YA 940.5318 M47
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
Collection  Young Adult
Call Number  YA 940.5318 M47
Whitehall Public Library Nonfiction Collection YA 940.5318092 M459
Location  Whitehall Public Library
Collection  Nonfiction Collection
Call Number  YA 940.5318092 M459
From New York Times bestselling author Tilar Mazzeo comes the extraordinary and long forgotten story of Irena Sendler--the "female Oskar Schindler"--who took staggering risks to save 2,500 children from death and deportation in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II--now adapted for a younger audience.

Irena Sendler was a young Polish woman living in Warsaw during World War II with an incredible story of survival and selflessness. And she's been long forgotten by history.

Until now.

This young readers edition of Irena's Children tells Irena's unbelievable story set during one of the worst times in modern history. With guts of steel and unfaltering bravery, Irena smuggled thousands of children out of the walled Jewish ghetto in toolboxes and coffins, snuck them under overcoats at checkpoints, and slipped them through the dank sewers and into secret passages that led to abandoned buildings, where she convinced her friends and underground resistance network to hide them.

In this heroic tale of survival and resilience in the face of impossible odds, Tilar Mazzeo and adapter Mary Cronk Farrell share the true story of this bold and brave woman, overlooked by history, who risked her life to save innocent children from the horrors of the Holocaust.
Segregated and isolated
Life in the ghetto
Raising the stakes
Expanding operations
Time running out
Toward the precipice
The ghetto uprising
Gestapo raid
Pawiak Prison
Irena goes underground
After the war.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Farrell adapts Mazzeo's adult book for young readers, recounting the inspiring true story of Polish social worker Irena Sendler, who risked her life to save 2,500 Jewish children in the Warsaw ghetto from the Nazis during WWII. Between 1939 through 1945, ghetto inhabitants increasingly died of disease and starvation and were deported to extermination camps. In the midst of these horrific living conditions, Sendler and a small group of mostly female Jewish friends falsified Jewish children's paperwork, giving them Catholic identities, and ingeniously smuggled them out of the ghetto under overcoats, in coffins and toolboxes, and through underground sewers and tunnels. Known as the female Oskar Schindler, Sendler was arrested and interrogated by the Nazis but never broke under torture. She was short in stature but had immense courage and didn't consider herself a hero: What I did was not an extraordinary thing. The children Sendler saved and the readers of this moving biography would undoubtedly disagree. Final photos and endnotes not seen.--Rawlins, Sharon Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Sendlerowa, Irena, -- 1910-2008 -- Juvenile literature.
Sendlerowa, Irena, -- 1910-2008.
Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust -- Poland -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews -- Rescue -- Poland -- Juvenile literature.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Poland -- Juvenile literature.
Jewish children in the Holocaust -- Poland -- Warsaw -- Juvenile literature.
Jews -- Poland -- Warsaw -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Poland -- Warsaw -- Juvenile literature.
Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust -- Poland -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews -- Rescue -- Poland.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Poland.
Jewish children in the Holocaust -- Poland -- Warsaw.
Jews -- Poland -- Warsaw -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Poland -- Warsaw.
Warsaw (Poland) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Warsaw (Poland) -- History -- Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, 1943 -- Juvenile literature.
Poland -- History -- Occupation, 1939-1945 -- Juvenile literature.
Warsaw (Poland) -- Biography.
Warsaw (Poland) -- History -- Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, 1943.
Poland -- History -- Occupation, 1939-1945.
Publisher New York :Margaret K. McElderry Books,2016
Edition Young readers edition.
Contributors Farrell, Mary Cronk, author.
Torok, Shana, illustrator.
Language English
Notes Young reader's edition of: Irena's children : the extraordinary story of the woman who saved 2,500 children from the Warsaw ghetto / Tilar J. Mazzeo. New York : Gallery Books, 2016.
Description xiv, 257 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-257).
ISBN 9781481449915
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