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Author Mayer, Jack, 1948- author.

Title Life in a jar : the Irena Sendler Project / by Jack Mayer.

Edition Second edition.
Publication Info. Middlebury, Vermont : Long Trail Press, [2011]
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Fiction  F MAYER    DUE 11-30-21
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Description 382 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm
Note "Based on the true story of Irena Sendler, a Holocaust hero, and the Kansas teens who 'rescued the rescuer'."
First edition published June 2010.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-382).
Contents Kansas, 1999-2000 -- Warsaw. 1939-1944 -- Kansas & Warsaw, 2000-2008 -- Epilogue -- Postscript -- Where are they now?
Summary During World War II, Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic social worker, organized a rescue network of fellow social workers to save 2,500 Jewish children from certain death in the Warsaw ghetto. After the war her heroism was suppressed by communist Poland and remained virtually unknown for 60 years-- until three high school girls from an economically depressed rural school district in southeast Kansas stumbled upon a tantalizing reference to Sendler's rescues, which they fashioned into a history project.
Subject Sendlerowa, Irena, 1910-2008 -- Fiction.
Rada Pomocy Żydom "Żegota" -- Fiction.
Life in a Jar Project -- Fiction.
Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust -- Poland -- Warsaw -- Fiction.
Jewish children in the Holocaust -- Poland -- Warsaw -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews -- Rescue -- Poland -- Warsaw -- Fiction.
High school students -- Kansas -- Fiction.
Genre Biographical fiction.
ISBN 9780984111312 (pbk.)
098411131X (pbk.)
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