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Barnesville Public Library J 940.5318 RUB (Text) 33500011433992 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library J 940.5318 RUB (Text) 33500011433984 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 0823422518 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9780823422517 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 40 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
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  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Holiday House, c2011.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.: Using toolboxes, ambulances, and other ingenious measures, Irena Sendler defied the Nazis and risked her own life by saving and then hiding Jewish children. Her secret list of the children's real identities was kept safe, buried in two jars under a tree in war-torn Warsaw. An inspiring story of courage and compassion, this biography includes a list of resources, source notes, and an index.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2011 April #2
    *Starred Review* Irena Sendler, a young Catholic social worker in Warsaw during WWII, watched as the city's Jews were confined in the overcrowded ghetto and, later, taken in groups to Treblinka. Risking her life, Irena worked with an underground organization, talking with parents in the ghetto, helping their babies and children escape its walls, teaching them enough Polish to deceive the Nazis, and placing them in convents and foster homes. Though she was captured by the Gestapo, tortured, and sentenced to death, Irena escaped and continued her work. By the war's end, she had rescued nearly 400 children and helped many more. The book concludes with an afterword, which explains why Sendler remained virtually unknown for decades, as well as lists of resources and source notes for quotes in the text. Rubin tells Sendler's dramatic story with quiet dignity and grace and lets her speak for herself in the last lines of the afterword. The book's large format gives plenty of scope for Farnsworth's impressive oil paintings. The many night scenes, in particular, make effective use of light, movement, and gesture. Although reflecting the quiet tone of the writing, the large-scale paintings also express the story's essential drama. A moving tribute to a courageous woman. Copyright 2011 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Susan Goldman Rubin is the author of more than fifty-five books for children. She has written extensively on human rights in books such as Fireflies in the Dark: the Story of Friedl Dicker-Brandeis and the Children of Terezin, which was a Sydney Taylor Award Honor Book and a SCBWI Golden Kite Honor Book, and Freedom Summer: The 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi, which was an ALA Notable Book, a Booklist Editors' Choice and A Golden Kite Honor Book. Many of her books focus on the arts, with an emphasis on the visual arts. She lives in Malibu, California.

Bill Farnsworth’s illustrations for The Flag with Fifty-six Stars: A Gift from the Survivors of Mauthausen by Susan Goldman Rubin were called "nothing short of extraordinary" by PW in a starred review. He lives in Florida.

Subject: Warsaw (Poland) History
World War, 1939-1945 Poland Warsaw Juvenile literature World War, 1939-1945
Jews Poland Warsaw History 20th century
Jewish children in the Holocaust Poland Warsaw
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) Poland
World War, 1939-1945 Jews Rescue Poland
Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust Poland Biography
Sendlerowa, Irena 1910-2008 Juvenile literature
Warsaw (Poland) History Juvenile literature
World War, 1939-1945 Poland Warsaw Juvenile literature
Jews Poland Warsaw History 20th century Juvenile literature
Jewish children in the Holocaust Poland Warsaw Juvenile literature
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) Poland Juvenile literature
World War, 1939-1945 Jews Rescue Poland Juvenile literature
Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust Poland Biography Juvenile literature
Sendlerowa, Irena 1910-2008 Juvenile literature
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