Jars of Hope: How One Woman Helped Save 2,500 Children During the Holocaust

Author

Jennifer Rozines Roy

Illustrator

Megan Owenson

Book Summary

Amid the horrors of World War II, Irena Sendler was an unlikely and unsung hero. While many people lived in fear of the Nazis, Irena defied them, even though it could have meant her life. She kept records of the children she helped smuggle away from the Nazis’ grasp, and when she feared her work might be discovered, she buried her lists in jars, hoping to someday recover them and reunite children with their parents. This gripping true story of a woman who took it upon herself to help save 2,500 children from the Warsaw Ghetto during the Holocaust is not only inspirational; it’s unforgettable.

Holocaust, World War 2, Warsaw Ghetto, Jewish

Age Range
Ages 12+ (grades 8 and up), Ages 9 to 12 (grades 4-7)
ISBN #
9781491465530
Publisher
Capstone Young Readers
Book Category
Racism
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