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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I think I could have. This is an amazing story about a WWII hero that was never really internationally recognized until this book came out. Life in a Jar: A Novel Kindle Edition.

It’s always a beautiful thing to behold when a teacher inspires his or her students to overcome crippling obstacles and exalt in academic discovery and what perhaps I loved most about this extremely moving book was this theme. I found some parts left me reading with my jaw dropped, at times I was cursing aloud and was left speechless in others. Because of this, there were many names and streets which were misspelled throughout the book.

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Irena was such a devoted person. What a great resource for teachers! The foundation promotes Irena Sendler’s legacy and encourages educators and students to emulate the project by focusing on unsung ireba in history to teach respect and understanding among all people, regardless of race, religion, or creed. Before the Court of Heaven.

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

He sat in the audience that day holding his medal and was finally starting to believe he could be publicly proud. We need heroes many remain unsung. The book shows us the girls’ own life stories and a ireha of Irena’s lifesaving work. Part 2 – Irena Sendler’s story. Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: She placed the children with “foster” families, convents and orphanages, and kept lists of who she put where, so that she could help reunite the children with their families after the war.


This book is all about people helping people – no matter their age, background, or faith.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Then they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I wasn’t a Jew. Incredibly, after the war her heroism, like that of many others, was suppressed by communist Poland and remained virtually unknown for 60 years. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download sendker free Kindle App.

Her new teacher Mr Conard tells the class they all have to research lif compose a National History day project. The last segment tells how the play is performed, received, including three visits to Irena in Poland.

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Even at this distance, Irena heard the woman suck in two deep breaths, bend forward, swing her baby in both her arms, three times, and then with blazing purpose hurl it up an arc that barely cleared the jagged glass atop the wall.

After going to sleep I awoke at 3: The book is very detailed and it describes the time in the war when Irena and her group were smuggling children out of the Jewish ghetto in Poland.


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The parallel story of the three teenagers who persevered in uncovering the story despite their own flawed lives and personal struggles is an example of the power of each individual to make a difference and a great example to inspire all children. View all 16 comments. Surly and solitary and contemptuous of learning. Mar 12, Beth Pearson rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sep 08, Susan rated it it was amazing.

Projec book was over pages, and unfortunately, it probably could have been cut down by half and you still would have gotten the story. Would I have that kind of courage? Sep 20, Jessica Douglas rated it it was amazing.

I’m irenq reading it again and continued to be totally fascinated. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The students get to visit Irene Sendler in Poland because the play they write and act in gets so much publicity and funding for them to go to Poland.

Irena Sendler saved Jewish children, street orphans and from families, by smuggling them out of the ghetto, into safe houses, swndler them Christian names on forged papers and sending them on to other homes, abbeys and orphanages.