Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project by Jack Mayer is a powerful story of the Holocaust and more. First, it is the story of the extraordinary Irena Sendler, the. Life in a Jar has ratings and reviews. Katie said: It’s always a beautiful thing to behold when a teacher inspires his or her students to overc. Life in a Jar The Irena Sendler Project. by Jack Mayer. During World War II, Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic social worker, organized a rescue network of fellow.

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‘Life in a Jar’ Book

My husband was born inunder Communism, in Poland. This novel was moving in that Irena Sendlar saved 2, children from the Warsaw Ghetto and yet she was virtually unknown. This is a wonderful book! Mar 08, Karen rated it it was amazing.

Mar 18, Sonia rated it really liked it. Sep 21, Jennifer Swapp rated it it was amazing. This article is not an endorsement, but a review. A goody two shoes called Megan who is deeply religious irna a girl from a very poor background called Sabina. There are pictures in the back of the book. I gave this book 5 stars for the part about Irena Sendler.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Even at this distance, Irena heard the woman suck in two deep breaths, bend forward, swing her baby in both her aa, three times, and then with blazing purpose hurl it up an arc that barely cleared sendlef jagged glass atop the wall. However, for me it was a crying shame the book began to drag on towards the end. The incorrect spellings of many, many Polish names.


Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project by Jack Mayer

Because of this, there were many names and streets which were misspelled throughout the book. It tells the story of a Catholic social worker Irena Sendler who smuggled Jewish children out of the Warsaw ghetto. May 17, Deyanne rated it really liked it Recommended to Deyanne by: These stories should continue to be told so that this generation and aa future generations never forget history Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Totally worth reading – frankly, Irena lifee those like her deserve it.

The number of children is not a typo. I definitely learned about her growing up, I’m not sure when, but the Holocaust was definitely a part of our curriculum. The timing of this History Day project for three girls in Kansas and the events taking place in a democratic Poland created a perfect storm of revelation and healing.

This is what held me back from giving the book 5 stars. It reminds me of “Unbroken,” so hard to get through and yet so worth it in the end. This women and her handful of f I have waited to try and write a review for this book.


Dec 23, Allison rated it it was amazing. She saved a list of these children’s identities in milk bottles buried under This was an amazing story, both of the woman who did incredible and daring rescue work in Poland and the infamous Warsaw Ghetto, and of the three girls who brought her story to the world.

Set up a giveaway. No sound came back from the other side. What a little powerhouse she was. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

Liz is now committed. Refresh and try again. Unlike Schindler, she never had anything to gain but everything to lose by helping Jews. See all Editorial Reviews. This book was over pages, and unfortunately, it probably could have been cut down by half and you still would have gotten the story.

It’s because of who these girls were that this ‘project’ took flight. It will appeal to anyone with an interestin history, as well as teachers of all subjects. Telling her to save someone even if they are drowning and you don’t know how to swim?

Jan 09, Katie rated it it was amazing Recommended to Katie by: