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Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project

This book is about Irena Sendler
"Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project" is a profound narrative that transcends time and geography, illuminating the remarkable story of Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic social worker who orchestrated the rescue of 2,500 Jewish children during World War II. Her acts of bravery, largely unrecognized for decades due to political suppression, find a voice through an unlikely medium—three high school girls from Kansas who, driven by their own personal struggles, unearth and dramatize Sendler's legacy in a school project. What begins as a small play in rural America evolves into an international tribute to Sendler, bringing her the recognition she deserves and turning the students into advocates for racial justice, religious freedom, and gender equality. Published on March 28, 2011, this book not only educates middle-school readers about a pivotal era of history but also inspires them with the impact one individual can have on the world. It serves as a powerful reminder of how youth can champion social justice and change.
Published by Long Trail Press on March 28, 2011
396 pages
ISBN: 9780984111312
Best for readers in Middle School
This book provides valuable insights into Gender EqualityRacial Justice, and Religious Freedom, highlighting key issues and advancements within these areas

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