Irena's Children: Young Readers Edition; A True Story of Courage

byTilar J. MazzeoEditorMary Cronk Farrell

Hardcover | September 27, 2016

Irena's Children: Young Readers Edition; A True Story of Courage by Tilar J. Mazzeo
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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.
Title:Irena's Children: Young Readers Edition; A True Story of CourageFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:272 pages, 8.25 X 5.62 X 1 inShipping dimensions:272 pages, 8.25 X 5.62 X 1 inPublished:September 27, 2016Publisher:Margaret K. McElderry BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1481449915

ISBN - 13:9781481449915

Appropriate for ages: 10

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