Irena's Jars of Secrets

Irena's Jars of Secrets

Irena Sendler, born to a Polish Catholic family, was raised to respect people of all backgrounds and to help those in need. She became a social worker; and after the German army occupied Poland during World War II, Irena knew she had to help the sick and starving Jews who were imprisoned in the Warsaw Ghetto. She began by smuggling food, clothing, and medicine into the ghe Irena Sendler, born to a Polish Catholic family, was raised to respect people of all backgrounds and to help those in nee...

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Title:Irena's Jars of Secrets
Author:Marcia K. Vaughan
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Genres:World War II
ISBN:1600604390
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:32 pages pages

Irena's Jars of Secrets Reviews

  • Lisa Vegan
    Dec 29, 2011

    "As he [Irena's father] lay dying, he held his daughters hand and told her that if she ever saw someone drowning, she must jump in and try to save that person, even if she could not swim." Thank goodness Irena Sendler's parents taught their daughter to respect and care for all peopl...

    I read this immediately after I read a similar picture book: Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto. Both were excellent and told the story in a slightly different way, telling about some of the same and some different children saved. I liked this book because the first pa...

  • babyhippoface
    Sep 14, 2012

    "As he [Irena's father] lay dying, he held his daughters hand and told her that if she ever saw someone drowning, she must jump in and try to save that person, even if she could not swim." Thank goodness Irena Sendler's parents taught their daughter to respect and care for all peopl...

    I read this immediately after I read a similar picture book: Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto. Both were excellent and told the story in a slightly different way, telling about some of the same and some different children saved. I liked this book because the first pa...

    Irena Sendler saved thousands of Jewish children from extermination during WWII. I wish we all knew her amazing story. Irena proves that one person can make a difference! This is a beautiful picture book with a beautiful message to read out loud to your family. First line: ...

    This is a children's picture book that caught me by complete surprise. I chose it for a biography unit I was doing with my third graders. I did not read it before putting the book out for the kids to sample. Each child that picked it up could not put it down, so I decided to find out w...

    Great introduction to the Polish-Catholic social worker who risked her life to save nearly 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto. ...

    I'm beginning to realize that there is no end of amazing stories of courage that came out of the Holocaust. I have read so many in the last few years, all of them horrifying in their own way, and still I am never prepared for what I read. Irena Sendler was a Polish Catholic living ...

  • Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
    Jan 15, 2012

    "As he [Irena's father] lay dying, he held his daughters hand and told her that if she ever saw someone drowning, she must jump in and try to save that person, even if she could not swim." Thank goodness Irena Sendler's parents taught their daughter to respect and care for all peopl...

    I read this immediately after I read a similar picture book: Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto. Both were excellent and told the story in a slightly different way, telling about some of the same and some different children saved. I liked this book because the first pa...

    Irena Sendler saved thousands of Jewish children from extermination during WWII. I wish we all knew her amazing story. Irena proves that one person can make a difference! This is a beautiful picture book with a beautiful message to read out loud to your family. First line: ...

    This is a children's picture book that caught me by complete surprise. I chose it for a biography unit I was doing with my third graders. I did not read it before putting the book out for the kids to sample. Each child that picked it up could not put it down, so I decided to find out w...

    Great introduction to the Polish-Catholic social worker who risked her life to save nearly 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto. ...

    I'm beginning to realize that there is no end of amazing stories of courage that came out of the Holocaust. I have read so many in the last few years, all of them horrifying in their own way, and still I am never prepared for what I read. Irena Sendler was a Polish Catholic living ...

    Featured at An Abundance of Books It's strange that the story of Irena Sendler and the Zegota (the Polish Council to Aid Jews) is not widely known. Under 29 year old Irena's direction, the Zegota's children's section saved the lives of 2,500 Jewish children. Irena and others would e...

    Marcia Vaughan's book, Irena's Jars of Secrets, is an informative look at the life of a brave, young resistance worker in the face of great danger. Irena Sendler was a pretty young girl living in Warsaw, Poland when the Nazis invaded her country. Late in 1940, they forced Warsaw?s...

    Irena's Jars of Secrets is the second picture book to come out this year on Polish heroine Irena Sendler, a young social worker who rescued over 2,500 Jewish children from under the noses of the Nazi guards in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II (earlier this year I reviewed Irena Se...

    About the Book: Irena Sendler, born to a Polish Catholic family, was raised to respect people of all backgrounds and to help those in need. She became a social worker; and after the German army occupied Poland during World War II, Irena knew she had to help the sick and starving Jew...

    I was actually first interested in this book because of another blogger, Irena at This Miss Loves to Read, because she shares a name with the focus of this book. Thus even though this book is aimed at a younger audience, I requested it from Netgalley. It tells the story of Irena Sen...

    Reason for Reading: I enjoy this type of children's biography and the Catholic connection interested me. This is a picture book biography of a Polish Catholic heroine, whose legacy has been hidden in obscurity due to the Communist state of Poland after the war. However, Irena's stor...

    Irena knows she could no longer sit by and watch the Jewish people suffer in the Warsaw Ghetto. As a social worker, her heart longs to help those in trouble, even if it means risking her own life. At first, Irena smuggles food, first aid, and clothing into the ghetto, but she soon real...

    A beautiful book about a beautiful soul, Irena Sendler, who helped to smuggle hundreds of Jewish children out of the Warsaw ghetto to safety not because she was Jewish herself but because it was the right thing to do. As her father died, he told his daughter "that if she ever saw someo...

    I had never heard of Irena Sendler until I read this book. Irena was a Polish woman who helped hide Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto and other places. The book describes the numerous ingenious ways that children were smuggled out and hidden--what courage it must have taken! She w...

  • Sarah
    Jan 15, 2012

    "As he [Irena's father] lay dying, he held his daughters hand and told her that if she ever saw someone drowning, she must jump in and try to save that person, even if she could not swim." Thank goodness Irena Sendler's parents taught their daughter to respect and care for all peopl...

    I read this immediately after I read a similar picture book: Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto. Both were excellent and told the story in a slightly different way, telling about some of the same and some different children saved. I liked this book because the first pa...

    Irena Sendler saved thousands of Jewish children from extermination during WWII. I wish we all knew her amazing story. Irena proves that one person can make a difference! This is a beautiful picture book with a beautiful message to read out loud to your family. First line: ...

    This is a children's picture book that caught me by complete surprise. I chose it for a biography unit I was doing with my third graders. I did not read it before putting the book out for the kids to sample. Each child that picked it up could not put it down, so I decided to find out w...

    Great introduction to the Polish-Catholic social worker who risked her life to save nearly 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto. ...

    I'm beginning to realize that there is no end of amazing stories of courage that came out of the Holocaust. I have read so many in the last few years, all of them horrifying in their own way, and still I am never prepared for what I read. Irena Sendler was a Polish Catholic living ...

    Featured at An Abundance of Books It's strange that the story of Irena Sendler and the Zegota (the Polish Council to Aid Jews) is not widely known. Under 29 year old Irena's direction, the Zegota's children's section saved the lives of 2,500 Jewish children. Irena and others would e...

    Marcia Vaughan's book, Irena's Jars of Secrets, is an informative look at the life of a brave, young resistance worker in the face of great danger. Irena Sendler was a pretty young girl living in Warsaw, Poland when the Nazis invaded her country. Late in 1940, they forced Warsaw?s...

    Irena's Jars of Secrets is the second picture book to come out this year on Polish heroine Irena Sendler, a young social worker who rescued over 2,500 Jewish children from under the noses of the Nazi guards in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II (earlier this year I reviewed Irena Se...

    About the Book: Irena Sendler, born to a Polish Catholic family, was raised to respect people of all backgrounds and to help those in need. She became a social worker; and after the German army occupied Poland during World War II, Irena knew she had to help the sick and starving Jew...

    I was actually first interested in this book because of another blogger, Irena at This Miss Loves to Read, because she shares a name with the focus of this book. Thus even though this book is aimed at a younger audience, I requested it from Netgalley. It tells the story of Irena Sen...

    Reason for Reading: I enjoy this type of children's biography and the Catholic connection interested me. This is a picture book biography of a Polish Catholic heroine, whose legacy has been hidden in obscurity due to the Communist state of Poland after the war. However, Irena's stor...

    Irena knows she could no longer sit by and watch the Jewish people suffer in the Warsaw Ghetto. As a social worker, her heart longs to help those in trouble, even if it means risking her own life. At first, Irena smuggles food, first aid, and clothing into the ghetto, but she soon real...

    A beautiful book about a beautiful soul, Irena Sendler, who helped to smuggle hundreds of Jewish children out of the Warsaw ghetto to safety not because she was Jewish herself but because it was the right thing to do. As her father died, he told his daughter "that if she ever saw someo...

    I had never heard of Irena Sendler until I read this book. Irena was a Polish woman who helped hide Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto and other places. The book describes the numerous ingenious ways that children were smuggled out and hidden--what courage it must have taken! She w...

    This book is about Irena Sendler and her work freeing children from the Warsaw Ghetto. She rescued over 2500 children before being captured by the German police. Luckily, she was able to escape and continue he work helping children. I really enjoyed this book because I love to read abo...

    My Thoughts This was a wonderful story. This is a book I will definitely recommend to my history department at school. It is beautifully and simply written yet the message is so powerful. It is the story of a woman, one of many selfless people, willing to put their own safety on the...

    Irena's Jars of Secrets is a picture book but definitely not for young children. It tells the story of Irena Sendler - a Catholic social worker who rescued Jewish children from the Ghetto in Poland. Although told as gently as possible, I would recommend this book for ages 8+ and remind...

    Another excellent picture book about Irena Sendler, a devout Catholic whose faith led her to save untold numbers of Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto during WWII. (We also recently read, "Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto." I didn't like the illustrations in this...

    The best picture book of heroism I have thus far read regarding World War II. Irena Sendler was the Harriet Tubman of the Jewish people ?living? in the ghetto in Warsaw, Poland. For more than two years she smuggled in food, clothing, and medicine while posing as a nurse sent into t...

    This is a story during the holocaust - in Poland. This Social Worker risked her life going into the Warsaw Ghetto and smuggling out children in very creative ways. She kept track of the children's real names and buried this info in jars in a garden. After the War she dug up the jars an...

    Irena was only 29 when she decided she couldn't sit by and watch the Jewish people suffer in the Warsaw Ghetto, and she--along with others who may never receive credit--risked her life again and again to smuggle 2500 children to safety. I think the saddest part of this simple story was...

  • Shelli
    Apr 10, 2014

    "As he [Irena's father] lay dying, he held his daughters hand and told her that if she ever saw someone drowning, she must jump in and try to save that person, even if she could not swim." Thank goodness Irena Sendler's parents taught their daughter to respect and care for all peopl...

    I read this immediately after I read a similar picture book: Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto. Both were excellent and told the story in a slightly different way, telling about some of the same and some different children saved. I liked this book because the first pa...

    Irena Sendler saved thousands of Jewish children from extermination during WWII. I wish we all knew her amazing story. Irena proves that one person can make a difference! This is a beautiful picture book with a beautiful message to read out loud to your family. First line: ...

    This is a children's picture book that caught me by complete surprise. I chose it for a biography unit I was doing with my third graders. I did not read it before putting the book out for the kids to sample. Each child that picked it up could not put it down, so I decided to find out w...

    Great introduction to the Polish-Catholic social worker who risked her life to save nearly 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto. ...

    I'm beginning to realize that there is no end of amazing stories of courage that came out of the Holocaust. I have read so many in the last few years, all of them horrifying in their own way, and still I am never prepared for what I read. Irena Sendler was a Polish Catholic living ...

    Featured at An Abundance of Books It's strange that the story of Irena Sendler and the Zegota (the Polish Council to Aid Jews) is not widely known. Under 29 year old Irena's direction, the Zegota's children's section saved the lives of 2,500 Jewish children. Irena and others would e...

    Marcia Vaughan's book, Irena's Jars of Secrets, is an informative look at the life of a brave, young resistance worker in the face of great danger. Irena Sendler was a pretty young girl living in Warsaw, Poland when the Nazis invaded her country. Late in 1940, they forced Warsaw?s...

    Irena's Jars of Secrets is the second picture book to come out this year on Polish heroine Irena Sendler, a young social worker who rescued over 2,500 Jewish children from under the noses of the Nazi guards in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II (earlier this year I reviewed Irena Se...

    About the Book: Irena Sendler, born to a Polish Catholic family, was raised to respect people of all backgrounds and to help those in need. She became a social worker; and after the German army occupied Poland during World War II, Irena knew she had to help the sick and starving Jew...

    I was actually first interested in this book because of another blogger, Irena at This Miss Loves to Read, because she shares a name with the focus of this book. Thus even though this book is aimed at a younger audience, I requested it from Netgalley. It tells the story of Irena Sen...

    Reason for Reading: I enjoy this type of children's biography and the Catholic connection interested me. This is a picture book biography of a Polish Catholic heroine, whose legacy has been hidden in obscurity due to the Communist state of Poland after the war. However, Irena's stor...

    Irena knows she could no longer sit by and watch the Jewish people suffer in the Warsaw Ghetto. As a social worker, her heart longs to help those in trouble, even if it means risking her own life. At first, Irena smuggles food, first aid, and clothing into the ghetto, but she soon real...

    A beautiful book about a beautiful soul, Irena Sendler, who helped to smuggle hundreds of Jewish children out of the Warsaw ghetto to safety not because she was Jewish herself but because it was the right thing to do. As her father died, he told his daughter "that if she ever saw someo...

    I had never heard of Irena Sendler until I read this book. Irena was a Polish woman who helped hide Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto and other places. The book describes the numerous ingenious ways that children were smuggled out and hidden--what courage it must have taken! She w...

    This book is about Irena Sendler and her work freeing children from the Warsaw Ghetto. She rescued over 2500 children before being captured by the German police. Luckily, she was able to escape and continue he work helping children. I really enjoyed this book because I love to read abo...

    My Thoughts This was a wonderful story. This is a book I will definitely recommend to my history department at school. It is beautifully and simply written yet the message is so powerful. It is the story of a woman, one of many selfless people, willing to put their own safety on the...

    Irena's Jars of Secrets is a picture book but definitely not for young children. It tells the story of Irena Sendler - a Catholic social worker who rescued Jewish children from the Ghetto in Poland. Although told as gently as possible, I would recommend this book for ages 8+ and remind...

    Another excellent picture book about Irena Sendler, a devout Catholic whose faith led her to save untold numbers of Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto during WWII. (We also recently read, "Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto." I didn't like the illustrations in this...

    The best picture book of heroism I have thus far read regarding World War II. Irena Sendler was the Harriet Tubman of the Jewish people ?living? in the ghetto in Warsaw, Poland. For more than two years she smuggled in food, clothing, and medicine while posing as a nurse sent into t...

  • Relyn
    May 25, 2012

    "As he [Irena's father] lay dying, he held his daughters hand and told her that if she ever saw someone drowning, she must jump in and try to save that person, even if she could not swim." Thank goodness Irena Sendler's parents taught their daughter to respect and care for all peopl...

    I read this immediately after I read a similar picture book: Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto. Both were excellent and told the story in a slightly different way, telling about some of the same and some different children saved. I liked this book because the first pa...

    Irena Sendler saved thousands of Jewish children from extermination during WWII. I wish we all knew her amazing story. Irena proves that one person can make a difference! This is a beautiful picture book with a beautiful message to read out loud to your family. First line: ...

    This is a children's picture book that caught me by complete surprise. I chose it for a biography unit I was doing with my third graders. I did not read it before putting the book out for the kids to sample. Each child that picked it up could not put it down, so I decided to find out w...

    Great introduction to the Polish-Catholic social worker who risked her life to save nearly 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto. ...

    I'm beginning to realize that there is no end of amazing stories of courage that came out of the Holocaust. I have read so many in the last few years, all of them horrifying in their own way, and still I am never prepared for what I read. Irena Sendler was a Polish Catholic living ...

    Featured at An Abundance of Books It's strange that the story of Irena Sendler and the Zegota (the Polish Council to Aid Jews) is not widely known. Under 29 year old Irena's direction, the Zegota's children's section saved the lives of 2,500 Jewish children. Irena and others would e...

    Marcia Vaughan's book, Irena's Jars of Secrets, is an informative look at the life of a brave, young resistance worker in the face of great danger. Irena Sendler was a pretty young girl living in Warsaw, Poland when the Nazis invaded her country. Late in 1940, they forced Warsaw?s...

    Irena's Jars of Secrets is the second picture book to come out this year on Polish heroine Irena Sendler, a young social worker who rescued over 2,500 Jewish children from under the noses of the Nazi guards in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II (earlier this year I reviewed Irena Se...

    About the Book: Irena Sendler, born to a Polish Catholic family, was raised to respect people of all backgrounds and to help those in need. She became a social worker; and after the German army occupied Poland during World War II, Irena knew she had to help the sick and starving Jew...

    I was actually first interested in this book because of another blogger, Irena at This Miss Loves to Read, because she shares a name with the focus of this book. Thus even though this book is aimed at a younger audience, I requested it from Netgalley. It tells the story of Irena Sen...

    Reason for Reading: I enjoy this type of children's biography and the Catholic connection interested me. This is a picture book biography of a Polish Catholic heroine, whose legacy has been hidden in obscurity due to the Communist state of Poland after the war. However, Irena's stor...

    Irena knows she could no longer sit by and watch the Jewish people suffer in the Warsaw Ghetto. As a social worker, her heart longs to help those in trouble, even if it means risking her own life. At first, Irena smuggles food, first aid, and clothing into the ghetto, but she soon real...

    A beautiful book about a beautiful soul, Irena Sendler, who helped to smuggle hundreds of Jewish children out of the Warsaw ghetto to safety not because she was Jewish herself but because it was the right thing to do. As her father died, he told his daughter "that if she ever saw someo...

    I had never heard of Irena Sendler until I read this book. Irena was a Polish woman who helped hide Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto and other places. The book describes the numerous ingenious ways that children were smuggled out and hidden--what courage it must have taken! She w...

    This book is about Irena Sendler and her work freeing children from the Warsaw Ghetto. She rescued over 2500 children before being captured by the German police. Luckily, she was able to escape and continue he work helping children. I really enjoyed this book because I love to read abo...

    My Thoughts This was a wonderful story. This is a book I will definitely recommend to my history department at school. It is beautifully and simply written yet the message is so powerful. It is the story of a woman, one of many selfless people, willing to put their own safety on the...

    Irena's Jars of Secrets is a picture book but definitely not for young children. It tells the story of Irena Sendler - a Catholic social worker who rescued Jewish children from the Ghetto in Poland. Although told as gently as possible, I would recommend this book for ages 8+ and remind...

    Another excellent picture book about Irena Sendler, a devout Catholic whose faith led her to save untold numbers of Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto during WWII. (We also recently read, "Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto." I didn't like the illustrations in this...

    The best picture book of heroism I have thus far read regarding World War II. Irena Sendler was the Harriet Tubman of the Jewish people ?living? in the ghetto in Warsaw, Poland. For more than two years she smuggled in food, clothing, and medicine while posing as a nurse sent into t...

    This is a story during the holocaust - in Poland. This Social Worker risked her life going into the Warsaw Ghetto and smuggling out children in very creative ways. She kept track of the children's real names and buried this info in jars in a garden. After the War she dug up the jars an...

    Irena was only 29 when she decided she couldn't sit by and watch the Jewish people suffer in the Warsaw Ghetto, and she--along with others who may never receive credit--risked her life again and again to smuggle 2500 children to safety. I think the saddest part of this simple story was...

    Irena's Jars of Secrets tells the story of Irena, a girl who grew up in Poland before WWII, whose parents died after teaching her to be tolerant and helpful of others. As a social worker in Poland when WWII broke out she made it her life mission to save as many children from the German...

    This is a story based on the facts of the life of courageous Irena Sendler, part of a Polish secret organization who helped people survive in the Warsaw ghetto during World War II. It is thought that she saved more than 2500 children by smuggling them out and placing them in foster ho...

    A magnificent telling of a horrible time in history and one womans example of courage. Irena was taught by loving parents to help those she saw drowning even if she couldn't swim. When the say the horror of the treatment of the Jews in the Ghetto she decided to join a group call Zegota...

    Even after a Spielberg film, the name of Schindler and what he accomplished during WWII is unknown to many. It's no surprise that this Polish woman's story goes unnoticed and virtually untold. It's a story worth telling, and worth reading. As a free-standing story it is powerful en...

    This is an excellent work of historical nonfiction, describing the heroic and selfless work of Irena Sendler, who saved about twenty-five hundred Jewish children during the German occupation of Poland. Dark-hued and somber illustrations give dramatic support to the text. The Afterword ...

    A beautiful but very simply written picture book about Irena Sendler who saved thousands of Jewish children from certain death during the German occupation of Poland. I'm always touched by the courage so many showed during that horrific time. The illustrations, while lovely, didn't add...

    I received an advance reader's copy of this book from netgalley. It is a wonderful story of Irena Sendler, and her heroic efforts during World War Two, saving many Jewish children from a death sentence. This book would be a great addition to any school program learning about World Wa...

    This was a great piece of historical non-fiction. I had never heard of Irena Sendler and how she rescued about 2,500 Polish Jewish children. Marvelous book. Lesson Connection ~ Readers' Workshop - a great biography story book to read aloud and have out for student choice reading ...

  • Lois
    Jul 23, 2012

    "As he [Irena's father] lay dying, he held his daughters hand and told her that if she ever saw someone drowning, she must jump in and try to save that person, even if she could not swim." Thank goodness Irena Sendler's parents taught their daughter to respect and care for all peopl...

    I read this immediately after I read a similar picture book: Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto. Both were excellent and told the story in a slightly different way, telling about some of the same and some different children saved. I liked this book because the first pa...

    Irena Sendler saved thousands of Jewish children from extermination during WWII. I wish we all knew her amazing story. Irena proves that one person can make a difference! This is a beautiful picture book with a beautiful message to read out loud to your family. First line: ...

    This is a children's picture book that caught me by complete surprise. I chose it for a biography unit I was doing with my third graders. I did not read it before putting the book out for the kids to sample. Each child that picked it up could not put it down, so I decided to find out w...

    Great introduction to the Polish-Catholic social worker who risked her life to save nearly 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto. ...

    I'm beginning to realize that there is no end of amazing stories of courage that came out of the Holocaust. I have read so many in the last few years, all of them horrifying in their own way, and still I am never prepared for what I read. Irena Sendler was a Polish Catholic living ...

    Featured at An Abundance of Books It's strange that the story of Irena Sendler and the Zegota (the Polish Council to Aid Jews) is not widely known. Under 29 year old Irena's direction, the Zegota's children's section saved the lives of 2,500 Jewish children. Irena and others would e...

    Marcia Vaughan's book, Irena's Jars of Secrets, is an informative look at the life of a brave, young resistance worker in the face of great danger. Irena Sendler was a pretty young girl living in Warsaw, Poland when the Nazis invaded her country. Late in 1940, they forced Warsaw?s...

    Irena's Jars of Secrets is the second picture book to come out this year on Polish heroine Irena Sendler, a young social worker who rescued over 2,500 Jewish children from under the noses of the Nazi guards in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II (earlier this year I reviewed Irena Se...

    About the Book: Irena Sendler, born to a Polish Catholic family, was raised to respect people of all backgrounds and to help those in need. She became a social worker; and after the German army occupied Poland during World War II, Irena knew she had to help the sick and starving Jew...

    I was actually first interested in this book because of another blogger, Irena at This Miss Loves to Read, because she shares a name with the focus of this book. Thus even though this book is aimed at a younger audience, I requested it from Netgalley. It tells the story of Irena Sen...

    Reason for Reading: I enjoy this type of children's biography and the Catholic connection interested me. This is a picture book biography of a Polish Catholic heroine, whose legacy has been hidden in obscurity due to the Communist state of Poland after the war. However, Irena's stor...

    Irena knows she could no longer sit by and watch the Jewish people suffer in the Warsaw Ghetto. As a social worker, her heart longs to help those in trouble, even if it means risking her own life. At first, Irena smuggles food, first aid, and clothing into the ghetto, but she soon real...

    A beautiful book about a beautiful soul, Irena Sendler, who helped to smuggle hundreds of Jewish children out of the Warsaw ghetto to safety not because she was Jewish herself but because it was the right thing to do. As her father died, he told his daughter "that if she ever saw someo...

    I had never heard of Irena Sendler until I read this book. Irena was a Polish woman who helped hide Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto and other places. The book describes the numerous ingenious ways that children were smuggled out and hidden--what courage it must have taken! She w...

    This book is about Irena Sendler and her work freeing children from the Warsaw Ghetto. She rescued over 2500 children before being captured by the German police. Luckily, she was able to escape and continue he work helping children. I really enjoyed this book because I love to read abo...

    My Thoughts This was a wonderful story. This is a book I will definitely recommend to my history department at school. It is beautifully and simply written yet the message is so powerful. It is the story of a woman, one of many selfless people, willing to put their own safety on the...

    Irena's Jars of Secrets is a picture book but definitely not for young children. It tells the story of Irena Sendler - a Catholic social worker who rescued Jewish children from the Ghetto in Poland. Although told as gently as possible, I would recommend this book for ages 8+ and remind...

    Another excellent picture book about Irena Sendler, a devout Catholic whose faith led her to save untold numbers of Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto during WWII. (We also recently read, "Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto." I didn't like the illustrations in this...

    The best picture book of heroism I have thus far read regarding World War II. Irena Sendler was the Harriet Tubman of the Jewish people ?living? in the ghetto in Warsaw, Poland. For more than two years she smuggled in food, clothing, and medicine while posing as a nurse sent into t...

    This is a story during the holocaust - in Poland. This Social Worker risked her life going into the Warsaw Ghetto and smuggling out children in very creative ways. She kept track of the children's real names and buried this info in jars in a garden. After the War she dug up the jars an...

    Irena was only 29 when she decided she couldn't sit by and watch the Jewish people suffer in the Warsaw Ghetto, and she--along with others who may never receive credit--risked her life again and again to smuggle 2500 children to safety. I think the saddest part of this simple story was...

    Irena's Jars of Secrets tells the story of Irena, a girl who grew up in Poland before WWII, whose parents died after teaching her to be tolerant and helpful of others. As a social worker in Poland when WWII broke out she made it her life mission to save as many children from the German...

    This is a story based on the facts of the life of courageous Irena Sendler, part of a Polish secret organization who helped people survive in the Warsaw ghetto during World War II. It is thought that she saved more than 2500 children by smuggling them out and placing them in foster ho...

    A magnificent telling of a horrible time in history and one womans example of courage. Irena was taught by loving parents to help those she saw drowning even if she couldn't swim. When the say the horror of the treatment of the Jews in the Ghetto she decided to join a group call Zegota...

    Even after a Spielberg film, the name of Schindler and what he accomplished during WWII is unknown to many. It's no surprise that this Polish woman's story goes unnoticed and virtually untold. It's a story worth telling, and worth reading. As a free-standing story it is powerful en...

    This is an excellent work of historical nonfiction, describing the heroic and selfless work of Irena Sendler, who saved about twenty-five hundred Jewish children during the German occupation of Poland. Dark-hued and somber illustrations give dramatic support to the text. The Afterword ...

  • Taffy
    Dec 08, 2011

    "As he [Irena's father] lay dying, he held his daughters hand and told her that if she ever saw someone drowning, she must jump in and try to save that person, even if she could not swim." Thank goodness Irena Sendler's parents taught their daughter to respect and care for all peopl...

    I read this immediately after I read a similar picture book: Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto. Both were excellent and told the story in a slightly different way, telling about some of the same and some different children saved. I liked this book because the first pa...

    Irena Sendler saved thousands of Jewish children from extermination during WWII. I wish we all knew her amazing story. Irena proves that one person can make a difference! This is a beautiful picture book with a beautiful message to read out loud to your family. First line: ...

  • Renee
    Jan 15, 2012

    "As he [Irena's father] lay dying, he held his daughters hand and told her that if she ever saw someone drowning, she must jump in and try to save that person, even if she could not swim." Thank goodness Irena Sendler's parents taught their daughter to respect and care for all peopl...

    I read this immediately after I read a similar picture book: Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto. Both were excellent and told the story in a slightly different way, telling about some of the same and some different children saved. I liked this book because the first pa...

    Irena Sendler saved thousands of Jewish children from extermination during WWII. I wish we all knew her amazing story. Irena proves that one person can make a difference! This is a beautiful picture book with a beautiful message to read out loud to your family. First line: ...

    This is a children's picture book that caught me by complete surprise. I chose it for a biography unit I was doing with my third graders. I did not read it before putting the book out for the kids to sample. Each child that picked it up could not put it down, so I decided to find out w...

    Great introduction to the Polish-Catholic social worker who risked her life to save nearly 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto. ...

    I'm beginning to realize that there is no end of amazing stories of courage that came out of the Holocaust. I have read so many in the last few years, all of them horrifying in their own way, and still I am never prepared for what I read. Irena Sendler was a Polish Catholic living ...

    Featured at An Abundance of Books It's strange that the story of Irena Sendler and the Zegota (the Polish Council to Aid Jews) is not widely known. Under 29 year old Irena's direction, the Zegota's children's section saved the lives of 2,500 Jewish children. Irena and others would e...

    Marcia Vaughan's book, Irena's Jars of Secrets, is an informative look at the life of a brave, young resistance worker in the face of great danger. Irena Sendler was a pretty young girl living in Warsaw, Poland when the Nazis invaded her country. Late in 1940, they forced Warsaw?s...

    Irena's Jars of Secrets is the second picture book to come out this year on Polish heroine Irena Sendler, a young social worker who rescued over 2,500 Jewish children from under the noses of the Nazi guards in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II (earlier this year I reviewed Irena Se...

    About the Book: Irena Sendler, born to a Polish Catholic family, was raised to respect people of all backgrounds and to help those in need. She became a social worker; and after the German army occupied Poland during World War II, Irena knew she had to help the sick and starving Jew...

    I was actually first interested in this book because of another blogger, Irena at This Miss Loves to Read, because she shares a name with the focus of this book. Thus even though this book is aimed at a younger audience, I requested it from Netgalley. It tells the story of Irena Sen...

    Reason for Reading: I enjoy this type of children's biography and the Catholic connection interested me. This is a picture book biography of a Polish Catholic heroine, whose legacy has been hidden in obscurity due to the Communist state of Poland after the war. However, Irena's stor...

    Irena knows she could no longer sit by and watch the Jewish people suffer in the Warsaw Ghetto. As a social worker, her heart longs to help those in trouble, even if it means risking her own life. At first, Irena smuggles food, first aid, and clothing into the ghetto, but she soon real...

    A beautiful book about a beautiful soul, Irena Sendler, who helped to smuggle hundreds of Jewish children out of the Warsaw ghetto to safety not because she was Jewish herself but because it was the right thing to do. As her father died, he told his daughter "that if she ever saw someo...

    I had never heard of Irena Sendler until I read this book. Irena was a Polish woman who helped hide Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto and other places. The book describes the numerous ingenious ways that children were smuggled out and hidden--what courage it must have taken! She w...

    This book is about Irena Sendler and her work freeing children from the Warsaw Ghetto. She rescued over 2500 children before being captured by the German police. Luckily, she was able to escape and continue he work helping children. I really enjoyed this book because I love to read abo...

    My Thoughts This was a wonderful story. This is a book I will definitely recommend to my history department at school. It is beautifully and simply written yet the message is so powerful. It is the story of a woman, one of many selfless people, willing to put their own safety on the...

    Irena's Jars of Secrets is a picture book but definitely not for young children. It tells the story of Irena Sendler - a Catholic social worker who rescued Jewish children from the Ghetto in Poland. Although told as gently as possible, I would recommend this book for ages 8+ and remind...

  • Karen
    Nov 21, 2011

    "As he [Irena's father] lay dying, he held his daughters hand and told her that if she ever saw someone drowning, she must jump in and try to save that person, even if she could not swim." Thank goodness Irena Sendler's parents taught their daughter to respect and care for all peopl...

    I read this immediately after I read a similar picture book: Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto. Both were excellent and told the story in a slightly different way, telling about some of the same and some different children saved. I liked this book because the first pa...

    Irena Sendler saved thousands of Jewish children from extermination during WWII. I wish we all knew her amazing story. Irena proves that one person can make a difference! This is a beautiful picture book with a beautiful message to read out loud to your family. First line: ...

    This is a children's picture book that caught me by complete surprise. I chose it for a biography unit I was doing with my third graders. I did not read it before putting the book out for the kids to sample. Each child that picked it up could not put it down, so I decided to find out w...

    Great introduction to the Polish-Catholic social worker who risked her life to save nearly 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto. ...

    I'm beginning to realize that there is no end of amazing stories of courage that came out of the Holocaust. I have read so many in the last few years, all of them horrifying in their own way, and still I am never prepared for what I read. Irena Sendler was a Polish Catholic living ...

    Featured at An Abundance of Books It's strange that the story of Irena Sendler and the Zegota (the Polish Council to Aid Jews) is not widely known. Under 29 year old Irena's direction, the Zegota's children's section saved the lives of 2,500 Jewish children. Irena and others would e...

    Marcia Vaughan's book, Irena's Jars of Secrets, is an informative look at the life of a brave, young resistance worker in the face of great danger. Irena Sendler was a pretty young girl living in Warsaw, Poland when the Nazis invaded her country. Late in 1940, they forced Warsaw?s...

    Irena's Jars of Secrets is the second picture book to come out this year on Polish heroine Irena Sendler, a young social worker who rescued over 2,500 Jewish children from under the noses of the Nazi guards in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II (earlier this year I reviewed Irena Se...

    About the Book: Irena Sendler, born to a Polish Catholic family, was raised to respect people of all backgrounds and to help those in need. She became a social worker; and after the German army occupied Poland during World War II, Irena knew she had to help the sick and starving Jew...

    I was actually first interested in this book because of another blogger, Irena at This Miss Loves to Read, because she shares a name with the focus of this book. Thus even though this book is aimed at a younger audience, I requested it from Netgalley. It tells the story of Irena Sen...

    Reason for Reading: I enjoy this type of children's biography and the Catholic connection interested me. This is a picture book biography of a Polish Catholic heroine, whose legacy has been hidden in obscurity due to the Communist state of Poland after the war. However, Irena's stor...

    Irena knows she could no longer sit by and watch the Jewish people suffer in the Warsaw Ghetto. As a social worker, her heart longs to help those in trouble, even if it means risking her own life. At first, Irena smuggles food, first aid, and clothing into the ghetto, but she soon real...

    A beautiful book about a beautiful soul, Irena Sendler, who helped to smuggle hundreds of Jewish children out of the Warsaw ghetto to safety not because she was Jewish herself but because it was the right thing to do. As her father died, he told his daughter "that if she ever saw someo...

    I had never heard of Irena Sendler until I read this book. Irena was a Polish woman who helped hide Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto and other places. The book describes the numerous ingenious ways that children were smuggled out and hidden--what courage it must have taken! She w...

    This book is about Irena Sendler and her work freeing children from the Warsaw Ghetto. She rescued over 2500 children before being captured by the German police. Luckily, she was able to escape and continue he work helping children. I really enjoyed this book because I love to read abo...

    My Thoughts This was a wonderful story. This is a book I will definitely recommend to my history department at school. It is beautifully and simply written yet the message is so powerful. It is the story of a woman, one of many selfless people, willing to put their own safety on the...

    Irena's Jars of Secrets is a picture book but definitely not for young children. It tells the story of Irena Sendler - a Catholic social worker who rescued Jewish children from the Ghetto in Poland. Although told as gently as possible, I would recommend this book for ages 8+ and remind...

    Another excellent picture book about Irena Sendler, a devout Catholic whose faith led her to save untold numbers of Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto during WWII. (We also recently read, "Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto." I didn't like the illustrations in this...

    The best picture book of heroism I have thus far read regarding World War II. Irena Sendler was the Harriet Tubman of the Jewish people ?living? in the ghetto in Warsaw, Poland. For more than two years she smuggled in food, clothing, and medicine while posing as a nurse sent into t...

    This is a story during the holocaust - in Poland. This Social Worker risked her life going into the Warsaw Ghetto and smuggling out children in very creative ways. She kept track of the children's real names and buried this info in jars in a garden. After the War she dug up the jars an...

    Irena was only 29 when she decided she couldn't sit by and watch the Jewish people suffer in the Warsaw Ghetto, and she--along with others who may never receive credit--risked her life again and again to smuggle 2500 children to safety. I think the saddest part of this simple story was...

    Irena's Jars of Secrets tells the story of Irena, a girl who grew up in Poland before WWII, whose parents died after teaching her to be tolerant and helpful of others. As a social worker in Poland when WWII broke out she made it her life mission to save as many children from the German...

    This is a story based on the facts of the life of courageous Irena Sendler, part of a Polish secret organization who helped people survive in the Warsaw ghetto during World War II. It is thought that she saved more than 2500 children by smuggling them out and placing them in foster ho...

    A magnificent telling of a horrible time in history and one womans example of courage. Irena was taught by loving parents to help those she saw drowning even if she couldn't swim. When the say the horror of the treatment of the Jews in the Ghetto she decided to join a group call Zegota...

  • Christine
    Mar 14, 2012

    "As he [Irena's father] lay dying, he held his daughters hand and told her that if she ever saw someone drowning, she must jump in and try to save that person, even if she could not swim." Thank goodness Irena Sendler's parents taught their daughter to respect and care for all peopl...

    I read this immediately after I read a similar picture book: Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto. Both were excellent and told the story in a slightly different way, telling about some of the same and some different children saved. I liked this book because the first pa...

    Irena Sendler saved thousands of Jewish children from extermination during WWII. I wish we all knew her amazing story. Irena proves that one person can make a difference! This is a beautiful picture book with a beautiful message to read out loud to your family. First line: ...

    This is a children's picture book that caught me by complete surprise. I chose it for a biography unit I was doing with my third graders. I did not read it before putting the book out for the kids to sample. Each child that picked it up could not put it down, so I decided to find out w...

    Great introduction to the Polish-Catholic social worker who risked her life to save nearly 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto. ...

    I'm beginning to realize that there is no end of amazing stories of courage that came out of the Holocaust. I have read so many in the last few years, all of them horrifying in their own way, and still I am never prepared for what I read. Irena Sendler was a Polish Catholic living ...

    Featured at An Abundance of Books It's strange that the story of Irena Sendler and the Zegota (the Polish Council to Aid Jews) is not widely known. Under 29 year old Irena's direction, the Zegota's children's section saved the lives of 2,500 Jewish children. Irena and others would e...

    Marcia Vaughan's book, Irena's Jars of Secrets, is an informative look at the life of a brave, young resistance worker in the face of great danger. Irena Sendler was a pretty young girl living in Warsaw, Poland when the Nazis invaded her country. Late in 1940, they forced Warsaw?s...

    Irena's Jars of Secrets is the second picture book to come out this year on Polish heroine Irena Sendler, a young social worker who rescued over 2,500 Jewish children from under the noses of the Nazi guards in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II (earlier this year I reviewed Irena Se...

    About the Book: Irena Sendler, born to a Polish Catholic family, was raised to respect people of all backgrounds and to help those in need. She became a social worker; and after the German army occupied Poland during World War II, Irena knew she had to help the sick and starving Jew...

    I was actually first interested in this book because of another blogger, Irena at This Miss Loves to Read, because she shares a name with the focus of this book. Thus even though this book is aimed at a younger audience, I requested it from Netgalley. It tells the story of Irena Sen...

    Reason for Reading: I enjoy this type of children's biography and the Catholic connection interested me. This is a picture book biography of a Polish Catholic heroine, whose legacy has been hidden in obscurity due to the Communist state of Poland after the war. However, Irena's stor...

    Irena knows she could no longer sit by and watch the Jewish people suffer in the Warsaw Ghetto. As a social worker, her heart longs to help those in trouble, even if it means risking her own life. At first, Irena smuggles food, first aid, and clothing into the ghetto, but she soon real...

    A beautiful book about a beautiful soul, Irena Sendler, who helped to smuggle hundreds of Jewish children out of the Warsaw ghetto to safety not because she was Jewish herself but because it was the right thing to do. As her father died, he told his daughter "that if she ever saw someo...

    I had never heard of Irena Sendler until I read this book. Irena was a Polish woman who helped hide Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto and other places. The book describes the numerous ingenious ways that children were smuggled out and hidden--what courage it must have taken! She w...

    This book is about Irena Sendler and her work freeing children from the Warsaw Ghetto. She rescued over 2500 children before being captured by the German police. Luckily, she was able to escape and continue he work helping children. I really enjoyed this book because I love to read abo...

    My Thoughts This was a wonderful story. This is a book I will definitely recommend to my history department at school. It is beautifully and simply written yet the message is so powerful. It is the story of a woman, one of many selfless people, willing to put their own safety on the...

    Irena's Jars of Secrets is a picture book but definitely not for young children. It tells the story of Irena Sendler - a Catholic social worker who rescued Jewish children from the Ghetto in Poland. Although told as gently as possible, I would recommend this book for ages 8+ and remind...

    Another excellent picture book about Irena Sendler, a devout Catholic whose faith led her to save untold numbers of Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto during WWII. (We also recently read, "Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto." I didn't like the illustrations in this...

    The best picture book of heroism I have thus far read regarding World War II. Irena Sendler was the Harriet Tubman of the Jewish people ?living? in the ghetto in Warsaw, Poland. For more than two years she smuggled in food, clothing, and medicine while posing as a nurse sent into t...

    This is a story during the holocaust - in Poland. This Social Worker risked her life going into the Warsaw Ghetto and smuggling out children in very creative ways. She kept track of the children's real names and buried this info in jars in a garden. After the War she dug up the jars an...

    Irena was only 29 when she decided she couldn't sit by and watch the Jewish people suffer in the Warsaw Ghetto, and she--along with others who may never receive credit--risked her life again and again to smuggle 2500 children to safety. I think the saddest part of this simple story was...

    Irena's Jars of Secrets tells the story of Irena, a girl who grew up in Poland before WWII, whose parents died after teaching her to be tolerant and helpful of others. As a social worker in Poland when WWII broke out she made it her life mission to save as many children from the German...

    This is a story based on the facts of the life of courageous Irena Sendler, part of a Polish secret organization who helped people survive in the Warsaw ghetto during World War II. It is thought that she saved more than 2500 children by smuggling them out and placing them in foster ho...

    A magnificent telling of a horrible time in history and one womans example of courage. Irena was taught by loving parents to help those she saw drowning even if she couldn't swim. When the say the horror of the treatment of the Jews in the Ghetto she decided to join a group call Zegota...

    Even after a Spielberg film, the name of Schindler and what he accomplished during WWII is unknown to many. It's no surprise that this Polish woman's story goes unnoticed and virtually untold. It's a story worth telling, and worth reading. As a free-standing story it is powerful en...

    This is an excellent work of historical nonfiction, describing the heroic and selfless work of Irena Sendler, who saved about twenty-five hundred Jewish children during the German occupation of Poland. Dark-hued and somber illustrations give dramatic support to the text. The Afterword ...

    A beautiful but very simply written picture book about Irena Sendler who saved thousands of Jewish children from certain death during the German occupation of Poland. I'm always touched by the courage so many showed during that horrific time. The illustrations, while lovely, didn't add...

  • Nicola Mansfield
    Mar 02, 2012

    "As he [Irena's father] lay dying, he held his daughters hand and told her that if she ever saw someone drowning, she must jump in and try to save that person, even if she could not swim." Thank goodness Irena Sendler's parents taught their daughter to respect and care for all peopl...

    I read this immediately after I read a similar picture book: Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto. Both were excellent and told the story in a slightly different way, telling about some of the same and some different children saved. I liked this book because the first pa...

    Irena Sendler saved thousands of Jewish children from extermination during WWII. I wish we all knew her amazing story. Irena proves that one person can make a difference! This is a beautiful picture book with a beautiful message to read out loud to your family. First line: ...

    This is a children's picture book that caught me by complete surprise. I chose it for a biography unit I was doing with my third graders. I did not read it before putting the book out for the kids to sample. Each child that picked it up could not put it down, so I decided to find out w...

    Great introduction to the Polish-Catholic social worker who risked her life to save nearly 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto. ...

    I'm beginning to realize that there is no end of amazing stories of courage that came out of the Holocaust. I have read so many in the last few years, all of them horrifying in their own way, and still I am never prepared for what I read. Irena Sendler was a Polish Catholic living ...

    Featured at An Abundance of Books It's strange that the story of Irena Sendler and the Zegota (the Polish Council to Aid Jews) is not widely known. Under 29 year old Irena's direction, the Zegota's children's section saved the lives of 2,500 Jewish children. Irena and others would e...

    Marcia Vaughan's book, Irena's Jars of Secrets, is an informative look at the life of a brave, young resistance worker in the face of great danger. Irena Sendler was a pretty young girl living in Warsaw, Poland when the Nazis invaded her country. Late in 1940, they forced Warsaw?s...

    Irena's Jars of Secrets is the second picture book to come out this year on Polish heroine Irena Sendler, a young social worker who rescued over 2,500 Jewish children from under the noses of the Nazi guards in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II (earlier this year I reviewed Irena Se...

    About the Book: Irena Sendler, born to a Polish Catholic family, was raised to respect people of all backgrounds and to help those in need. She became a social worker; and after the German army occupied Poland during World War II, Irena knew she had to help the sick and starving Jew...

    I was actually first interested in this book because of another blogger, Irena at This Miss Loves to Read, because she shares a name with the focus of this book. Thus even though this book is aimed at a younger audience, I requested it from Netgalley. It tells the story of Irena Sen...

    Reason for Reading: I enjoy this type of children's biography and the Catholic connection interested me. This is a picture book biography of a Polish Catholic heroine, whose legacy has been hidden in obscurity due to the Communist state of Poland after the war. However, Irena's stor...

  • Sandra Stiles
    Dec 10, 2011

    "As he [Irena's father] lay dying, he held his daughters hand and told her that if she ever saw someone drowning, she must jump in and try to save that person, even if she could not swim." Thank goodness Irena Sendler's parents taught their daughter to respect and care for all peopl...

    I read this immediately after I read a similar picture book: Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto. Both were excellent and told the story in a slightly different way, telling about some of the same and some different children saved. I liked this book because the first pa...

    Irena Sendler saved thousands of Jewish children from extermination during WWII. I wish we all knew her amazing story. Irena proves that one person can make a difference! This is a beautiful picture book with a beautiful message to read out loud to your family. First line: ...

    This is a children's picture book that caught me by complete surprise. I chose it for a biography unit I was doing with my third graders. I did not read it before putting the book out for the kids to sample. Each child that picked it up could not put it down, so I decided to find out w...

    Great introduction to the Polish-Catholic social worker who risked her life to save nearly 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto. ...

    I'm beginning to realize that there is no end of amazing stories of courage that came out of the Holocaust. I have read so many in the last few years, all of them horrifying in their own way, and still I am never prepared for what I read. Irena Sendler was a Polish Catholic living ...

    Featured at An Abundance of Books It's strange that the story of Irena Sendler and the Zegota (the Polish Council to Aid Jews) is not widely known. Under 29 year old Irena's direction, the Zegota's children's section saved the lives of 2,500 Jewish children. Irena and others would e...

    Marcia Vaughan's book, Irena's Jars of Secrets, is an informative look at the life of a brave, young resistance worker in the face of great danger. Irena Sendler was a pretty young girl living in Warsaw, Poland when the Nazis invaded her country. Late in 1940, they forced Warsaw?s...

    Irena's Jars of Secrets is the second picture book to come out this year on Polish heroine Irena Sendler, a young social worker who rescued over 2,500 Jewish children from under the noses of the Nazi guards in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II (earlier this year I reviewed Irena Se...

    About the Book: Irena Sendler, born to a Polish Catholic family, was raised to respect people of all backgrounds and to help those in need. She became a social worker; and after the German army occupied Poland during World War II, Irena knew she had to help the sick and starving Jew...

    I was actually first interested in this book because of another blogger, Irena at This Miss Loves to Read, because she shares a name with the focus of this book. Thus even though this book is aimed at a younger audience, I requested it from Netgalley. It tells the story of Irena Sen...

    Reason for Reading: I enjoy this type of children's biography and the Catholic connection interested me. This is a picture book biography of a Polish Catholic heroine, whose legacy has been hidden in obscurity due to the Communist state of Poland after the war. However, Irena's stor...

    Irena knows she could no longer sit by and watch the Jewish people suffer in the Warsaw Ghetto. As a social worker, her heart longs to help those in trouble, even if it means risking her own life. At first, Irena smuggles food, first aid, and clothing into the ghetto, but she soon real...

    A beautiful book about a beautiful soul, Irena Sendler, who helped to smuggle hundreds of Jewish children out of the Warsaw ghetto to safety not because she was Jewish herself but because it was the right thing to do. As her father died, he told his daughter "that if she ever saw someo...

    I had never heard of Irena Sendler until I read this book. Irena was a Polish woman who helped hide Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto and other places. The book describes the numerous ingenious ways that children were smuggled out and hidden--what courage it must have taken! She w...

    This book is about Irena Sendler and her work freeing children from the Warsaw Ghetto. She rescued over 2500 children before being captured by the German police. Luckily, she was able to escape and continue he work helping children. I really enjoyed this book because I love to read abo...

    My Thoughts This was a wonderful story. This is a book I will definitely recommend to my history department at school. It is beautifully and simply written yet the message is so powerful. It is the story of a woman, one of many selfless people, willing to put their own safety on the...

  • Edward Sullivan
    Nov 25, 2011

    "As he [Irena's father] lay dying, he held his daughters hand and told her that if she ever saw someone drowning, she must jump in and try to save that person, even if she could not swim." Thank goodness Irena Sendler's parents taught their daughter to respect and care for all peopl...

    I read this immediately after I read a similar picture book: Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto. Both were excellent and told the story in a slightly different way, telling about some of the same and some different children saved. I liked this book because the first pa...

    Irena Sendler saved thousands of Jewish children from extermination during WWII. I wish we all knew her amazing story. Irena proves that one person can make a difference! This is a beautiful picture book with a beautiful message to read out loud to your family. First line: ...

    This is a children's picture book that caught me by complete surprise. I chose it for a biography unit I was doing with my third graders. I did not read it before putting the book out for the kids to sample. Each child that picked it up could not put it down, so I decided to find out w...

    Great introduction to the Polish-Catholic social worker who risked her life to save nearly 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto. ...

  • Sandy Brehl
    Jan 23, 2015

    "As he [Irena's father] lay dying, he held his daughters hand and told her that if she ever saw someone drowning, she must jump in and try to save that person, even if she could not swim." Thank goodness Irena Sendler's parents taught their daughter to respect and care for all peopl...

    I read this immediately after I read a similar picture book: Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto. Both were excellent and told the story in a slightly different way, telling about some of the same and some different children saved. I liked this book because the first pa...

    Irena Sendler saved thousands of Jewish children from extermination during WWII. I wish we all knew her amazing story. Irena proves that one person can make a difference! This is a beautiful picture book with a beautiful message to read out loud to your family. First line: ...

    This is a children's picture book that caught me by complete surprise. I chose it for a biography unit I was doing with my third graders. I did not read it before putting the book out for the kids to sample. Each child that picked it up could not put it down, so I decided to find out w...

    Great introduction to the Polish-Catholic social worker who risked her life to save nearly 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto. ...

    I'm beginning to realize that there is no end of amazing stories of courage that came out of the Holocaust. I have read so many in the last few years, all of them horrifying in their own way, and still I am never prepared for what I read. Irena Sendler was a Polish Catholic living ...

    Featured at An Abundance of Books It's strange that the story of Irena Sendler and the Zegota (the Polish Council to Aid Jews) is not widely known. Under 29 year old Irena's direction, the Zegota's children's section saved the lives of 2,500 Jewish children. Irena and others would e...

    Marcia Vaughan's book, Irena's Jars of Secrets, is an informative look at the life of a brave, young resistance worker in the face of great danger. Irena Sendler was a pretty young girl living in Warsaw, Poland when the Nazis invaded her country. Late in 1940, they forced Warsaw?s...

    Irena's Jars of Secrets is the second picture book to come out this year on Polish heroine Irena Sendler, a young social worker who rescued over 2,500 Jewish children from under the noses of the Nazi guards in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II (earlier this year I reviewed Irena Se...

    About the Book: Irena Sendler, born to a Polish Catholic family, was raised to respect people of all backgrounds and to help those in need. She became a social worker; and after the German army occupied Poland during World War II, Irena knew she had to help the sick and starving Jew...

    I was actually first interested in this book because of another blogger, Irena at This Miss Loves to Read, because she shares a name with the focus of this book. Thus even though this book is aimed at a younger audience, I requested it from Netgalley. It tells the story of Irena Sen...

    Reason for Reading: I enjoy this type of children's biography and the Catholic connection interested me. This is a picture book biography of a Polish Catholic heroine, whose legacy has been hidden in obscurity due to the Communist state of Poland after the war. However, Irena's stor...

    Irena knows she could no longer sit by and watch the Jewish people suffer in the Warsaw Ghetto. As a social worker, her heart longs to help those in trouble, even if it means risking her own life. At first, Irena smuggles food, first aid, and clothing into the ghetto, but she soon real...

    A beautiful book about a beautiful soul, Irena Sendler, who helped to smuggle hundreds of Jewish children out of the Warsaw ghetto to safety not because she was Jewish herself but because it was the right thing to do. As her father died, he told his daughter "that if she ever saw someo...

    I had never heard of Irena Sendler until I read this book. Irena was a Polish woman who helped hide Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto and other places. The book describes the numerous ingenious ways that children were smuggled out and hidden--what courage it must have taken! She w...

    This book is about Irena Sendler and her work freeing children from the Warsaw Ghetto. She rescued over 2500 children before being captured by the German police. Luckily, she was able to escape and continue he work helping children. I really enjoyed this book because I love to read abo...

    My Thoughts This was a wonderful story. This is a book I will definitely recommend to my history department at school. It is beautifully and simply written yet the message is so powerful. It is the story of a woman, one of many selfless people, willing to put their own safety on the...

    Irena's Jars of Secrets is a picture book but definitely not for young children. It tells the story of Irena Sendler - a Catholic social worker who rescued Jewish children from the Ghetto in Poland. Although told as gently as possible, I would recommend this book for ages 8+ and remind...

    Another excellent picture book about Irena Sendler, a devout Catholic whose faith led her to save untold numbers of Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto during WWII. (We also recently read, "Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto." I didn't like the illustrations in this...

    The best picture book of heroism I have thus far read regarding World War II. Irena Sendler was the Harriet Tubman of the Jewish people ?living? in the ghetto in Warsaw, Poland. For more than two years she smuggled in food, clothing, and medicine while posing as a nurse sent into t...

    This is a story during the holocaust - in Poland. This Social Worker risked her life going into the Warsaw Ghetto and smuggling out children in very creative ways. She kept track of the children's real names and buried this info in jars in a garden. After the War she dug up the jars an...

    Irena was only 29 when she decided she couldn't sit by and watch the Jewish people suffer in the Warsaw Ghetto, and she--along with others who may never receive credit--risked her life again and again to smuggle 2500 children to safety. I think the saddest part of this simple story was...

    Irena's Jars of Secrets tells the story of Irena, a girl who grew up in Poland before WWII, whose parents died after teaching her to be tolerant and helpful of others. As a social worker in Poland when WWII broke out she made it her life mission to save as many children from the German...

    This is a story based on the facts of the life of courageous Irena Sendler, part of a Polish secret organization who helped people survive in the Warsaw ghetto during World War II. It is thought that she saved more than 2500 children by smuggling them out and placing them in foster ho...

    A magnificent telling of a horrible time in history and one womans example of courage. Irena was taught by loving parents to help those she saw drowning even if she couldn't swim. When the say the horror of the treatment of the Jews in the Ghetto she decided to join a group call Zegota...

    Even after a Spielberg film, the name of Schindler and what he accomplished during WWII is unknown to many. It's no surprise that this Polish woman's story goes unnoticed and virtually untold. It's a story worth telling, and worth reading. As a free-standing story it is powerful en...

  • Nancy
    Oct 07, 2013

    "As he [Irena's father] lay dying, he held his daughters hand and told her that if she ever saw someone drowning, she must jump in and try to save that person, even if she could not swim." Thank goodness Irena Sendler's parents taught their daughter to respect and care for all peopl...

    I read this immediately after I read a similar picture book: Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto. Both were excellent and told the story in a slightly different way, telling about some of the same and some different children saved. I liked this book because the first pa...

    Irena Sendler saved thousands of Jewish children from extermination during WWII. I wish we all knew her amazing story. Irena proves that one person can make a difference! This is a beautiful picture book with a beautiful message to read out loud to your family. First line: ...

    This is a children's picture book that caught me by complete surprise. I chose it for a biography unit I was doing with my third graders. I did not read it before putting the book out for the kids to sample. Each child that picked it up could not put it down, so I decided to find out w...

    Great introduction to the Polish-Catholic social worker who risked her life to save nearly 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto. ...

    I'm beginning to realize that there is no end of amazing stories of courage that came out of the Holocaust. I have read so many in the last few years, all of them horrifying in their own way, and still I am never prepared for what I read. Irena Sendler was a Polish Catholic living ...

    Featured at An Abundance of Books It's strange that the story of Irena Sendler and the Zegota (the Polish Council to Aid Jews) is not widely known. Under 29 year old Irena's direction, the Zegota's children's section saved the lives of 2,500 Jewish children. Irena and others would e...

    Marcia Vaughan's book, Irena's Jars of Secrets, is an informative look at the life of a brave, young resistance worker in the face of great danger. Irena Sendler was a pretty young girl living in Warsaw, Poland when the Nazis invaded her country. Late in 1940, they forced Warsaw?s...

    Irena's Jars of Secrets is the second picture book to come out this year on Polish heroine Irena Sendler, a young social worker who rescued over 2,500 Jewish children from under the noses of the Nazi guards in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II (earlier this year I reviewed Irena Se...

    About the Book: Irena Sendler, born to a Polish Catholic family, was raised to respect people of all backgrounds and to help those in need. She became a social worker; and after the German army occupied Poland during World War II, Irena knew she had to help the sick and starving Jew...

    I was actually first interested in this book because of another blogger, Irena at This Miss Loves to Read, because she shares a name with the focus of this book. Thus even though this book is aimed at a younger audience, I requested it from Netgalley. It tells the story of Irena Sen...

    Reason for Reading: I enjoy this type of children's biography and the Catholic connection interested me. This is a picture book biography of a Polish Catholic heroine, whose legacy has been hidden in obscurity due to the Communist state of Poland after the war. However, Irena's stor...

    Irena knows she could no longer sit by and watch the Jewish people suffer in the Warsaw Ghetto. As a social worker, her heart longs to help those in trouble, even if it means risking her own life. At first, Irena smuggles food, first aid, and clothing into the ghetto, but she soon real...

    A beautiful book about a beautiful soul, Irena Sendler, who helped to smuggle hundreds of Jewish children out of the Warsaw ghetto to safety not because she was Jewish herself but because it was the right thing to do. As her father died, he told his daughter "that if she ever saw someo...

    I had never heard of Irena Sendler until I read this book. Irena was a Polish woman who helped hide Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto and other places. The book describes the numerous ingenious ways that children were smuggled out and hidden--what courage it must have taken! She w...

    This book is about Irena Sendler and her work freeing children from the Warsaw Ghetto. She rescued over 2500 children before being captured by the German police. Luckily, she was able to escape and continue he work helping children. I really enjoyed this book because I love to read abo...

    My Thoughts This was a wonderful story. This is a book I will definitely recommend to my history department at school. It is beautifully and simply written yet the message is so powerful. It is the story of a woman, one of many selfless people, willing to put their own safety on the...

    Irena's Jars of Secrets is a picture book but definitely not for young children. It tells the story of Irena Sendler - a Catholic social worker who rescued Jewish children from the Ghetto in Poland. Although told as gently as possible, I would recommend this book for ages 8+ and remind...

    Another excellent picture book about Irena Sendler, a devout Catholic whose faith led her to save untold numbers of Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto during WWII. (We also recently read, "Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto." I didn't like the illustrations in this...

  • Margo Tanenbaum
    Dec 22, 2011

    "As he [Irena's father] lay dying, he held his daughters hand and told her that if she ever saw someone drowning, she must jump in and try to save that person, even if she could not swim." Thank goodness Irena Sendler's parents taught their daughter to respect and care for all peopl...

    I read this immediately after I read a similar picture book: Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto. Both were excellent and told the story in a slightly different way, telling about some of the same and some different children saved. I liked this book because the first pa...

    Irena Sendler saved thousands of Jewish children from extermination during WWII. I wish we all knew her amazing story. Irena proves that one person can make a difference! This is a beautiful picture book with a beautiful message to read out loud to your family. First line: ...

    This is a children's picture book that caught me by complete surprise. I chose it for a biography unit I was doing with my third graders. I did not read it before putting the book out for the kids to sample. Each child that picked it up could not put it down, so I decided to find out w...

    Great introduction to the Polish-Catholic social worker who risked her life to save nearly 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto. ...

    I'm beginning to realize that there is no end of amazing stories of courage that came out of the Holocaust. I have read so many in the last few years, all of them horrifying in their own way, and still I am never prepared for what I read. Irena Sendler was a Polish Catholic living ...

    Featured at An Abundance of Books It's strange that the story of Irena Sendler and the Zegota (the Polish Council to Aid Jews) is not widely known. Under 29 year old Irena's direction, the Zegota's children's section saved the lives of 2,500 Jewish children. Irena and others would e...

    Marcia Vaughan's book, Irena's Jars of Secrets, is an informative look at the life of a brave, young resistance worker in the face of great danger. Irena Sendler was a pretty young girl living in Warsaw, Poland when the Nazis invaded her country. Late in 1940, they forced Warsaw?s...

    Irena's Jars of Secrets is the second picture book to come out this year on Polish heroine Irena Sendler, a young social worker who rescued over 2,500 Jewish children from under the noses of the Nazi guards in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II (earlier this year I reviewed Irena Se...

  • An Abundance of Books
    Oct 06, 2011

    "As he [Irena's father] lay dying, he held his daughters hand and told her that if she ever saw someone drowning, she must jump in and try to save that person, even if she could not swim." Thank goodness Irena Sendler's parents taught their daughter to respect and care for all peopl...

    I read this immediately after I read a similar picture book: Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto. Both were excellent and told the story in a slightly different way, telling about some of the same and some different children saved. I liked this book because the first pa...

    Irena Sendler saved thousands of Jewish children from extermination during WWII. I wish we all knew her amazing story. Irena proves that one person can make a difference! This is a beautiful picture book with a beautiful message to read out loud to your family. First line: ...

    This is a children's picture book that caught me by complete surprise. I chose it for a biography unit I was doing with my third graders. I did not read it before putting the book out for the kids to sample. Each child that picked it up could not put it down, so I decided to find out w...

    Great introduction to the Polish-Catholic social worker who risked her life to save nearly 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto. ...

    I'm beginning to realize that there is no end of amazing stories of courage that came out of the Holocaust. I have read so many in the last few years, all of them horrifying in their own way, and still I am never prepared for what I read. Irena Sendler was a Polish Catholic living ...

    Featured at An Abundance of Books It's strange that the story of Irena Sendler and the Zegota (the Polish Council to Aid Jews) is not widely known. Under 29 year old Irena's direction, the Zegota's children's section saved the lives of 2,500 Jewish children. Irena and others would e...

  • Michelle
    Oct 26, 2011

    "As he [Irena's father] lay dying, he held his daughters hand and told her that if she ever saw someone drowning, she must jump in and try to save that person, even if she could not swim." Thank goodness Irena Sendler's parents taught their daughter to respect and care for all peopl...

    I read this immediately after I read a similar picture book: Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto. Both were excellent and told the story in a slightly different way, telling about some of the same and some different children saved. I liked this book because the first pa...

    Irena Sendler saved thousands of Jewish children from extermination during WWII. I wish we all knew her amazing story. Irena proves that one person can make a difference! This is a beautiful picture book with a beautiful message to read out loud to your family. First line: ...

    This is a children's picture book that caught me by complete surprise. I chose it for a biography unit I was doing with my third graders. I did not read it before putting the book out for the kids to sample. Each child that picked it up could not put it down, so I decided to find out w...

    Great introduction to the Polish-Catholic social worker who risked her life to save nearly 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto. ...

    I'm beginning to realize that there is no end of amazing stories of courage that came out of the Holocaust. I have read so many in the last few years, all of them horrifying in their own way, and still I am never prepared for what I read. Irena Sendler was a Polish Catholic living ...

    Featured at An Abundance of Books It's strange that the story of Irena Sendler and the Zegota (the Polish Council to Aid Jews) is not widely known. Under 29 year old Irena's direction, the Zegota's children's section saved the lives of 2,500 Jewish children. Irena and others would e...

    Marcia Vaughan's book, Irena's Jars of Secrets, is an informative look at the life of a brave, young resistance worker in the face of great danger. Irena Sendler was a pretty young girl living in Warsaw, Poland when the Nazis invaded her country. Late in 1940, they forced Warsaw?s...

    Irena's Jars of Secrets is the second picture book to come out this year on Polish heroine Irena Sendler, a young social worker who rescued over 2,500 Jewish children from under the noses of the Nazi guards in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II (earlier this year I reviewed Irena Se...

    About the Book: Irena Sendler, born to a Polish Catholic family, was raised to respect people of all backgrounds and to help those in need. She became a social worker; and after the German army occupied Poland during World War II, Irena knew she had to help the sick and starving Jew...

    I was actually first interested in this book because of another blogger, Irena at This Miss Loves to Read, because she shares a name with the focus of this book. Thus even though this book is aimed at a younger audience, I requested it from Netgalley. It tells the story of Irena Sen...

    Reason for Reading: I enjoy this type of children's biography and the Catholic connection interested me. This is a picture book biography of a Polish Catholic heroine, whose legacy has been hidden in obscurity due to the Communist state of Poland after the war. However, Irena's stor...

    Irena knows she could no longer sit by and watch the Jewish people suffer in the Warsaw Ghetto. As a social worker, her heart longs to help those in trouble, even if it means risking her own life. At first, Irena smuggles food, first aid, and clothing into the ghetto, but she soon real...

    A beautiful book about a beautiful soul, Irena Sendler, who helped to smuggle hundreds of Jewish children out of the Warsaw ghetto to safety not because she was Jewish herself but because it was the right thing to do. As her father died, he told his daughter "that if she ever saw someo...

    I had never heard of Irena Sendler until I read this book. Irena was a Polish woman who helped hide Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto and other places. The book describes the numerous ingenious ways that children were smuggled out and hidden--what courage it must have taken! She w...

    This book is about Irena Sendler and her work freeing children from the Warsaw Ghetto. She rescued over 2500 children before being captured by the German police. Luckily, she was able to escape and continue he work helping children. I really enjoyed this book because I love to read abo...

    My Thoughts This was a wonderful story. This is a book I will definitely recommend to my history department at school. It is beautifully and simply written yet the message is so powerful. It is the story of a woman, one of many selfless people, willing to put their own safety on the...

    Irena's Jars of Secrets is a picture book but definitely not for young children. It tells the story of Irena Sendler - a Catholic social worker who rescued Jewish children from the Ghetto in Poland. Although told as gently as possible, I would recommend this book for ages 8+ and remind...

    Another excellent picture book about Irena Sendler, a devout Catholic whose faith led her to save untold numbers of Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto during WWII. (We also recently read, "Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto." I didn't like the illustrations in this...

    The best picture book of heroism I have thus far read regarding World War II. Irena Sendler was the Harriet Tubman of the Jewish people ?living? in the ghetto in Warsaw, Poland. For more than two years she smuggled in food, clothing, and medicine while posing as a nurse sent into t...

    This is a story during the holocaust - in Poland. This Social Worker risked her life going into the Warsaw Ghetto and smuggling out children in very creative ways. She kept track of the children's real names and buried this info in jars in a garden. After the War she dug up the jars an...

    Irena was only 29 when she decided she couldn't sit by and watch the Jewish people suffer in the Warsaw Ghetto, and she--along with others who may never receive credit--risked her life again and again to smuggle 2500 children to safety. I think the saddest part of this simple story was...

    Irena's Jars of Secrets tells the story of Irena, a girl who grew up in Poland before WWII, whose parents died after teaching her to be tolerant and helpful of others. As a social worker in Poland when WWII broke out she made it her life mission to save as many children from the German...

    This is a story based on the facts of the life of courageous Irena Sendler, part of a Polish secret organization who helped people survive in the Warsaw ghetto during World War II. It is thought that she saved more than 2500 children by smuggling them out and placing them in foster ho...

    A magnificent telling of a horrible time in history and one womans example of courage. Irena was taught by loving parents to help those she saw drowning even if she couldn't swim. When the say the horror of the treatment of the Jews in the Ghetto she decided to join a group call Zegota...

    Even after a Spielberg film, the name of Schindler and what he accomplished during WWII is unknown to many. It's no surprise that this Polish woman's story goes unnoticed and virtually untold. It's a story worth telling, and worth reading. As a free-standing story it is powerful en...

    This is an excellent work of historical nonfiction, describing the heroic and selfless work of Irena Sendler, who saved about twenty-five hundred Jewish children during the German occupation of Poland. Dark-hued and somber illustrations give dramatic support to the text. The Afterword ...

    A beautiful but very simply written picture book about Irena Sendler who saved thousands of Jewish children from certain death during the German occupation of Poland. I'm always touched by the courage so many showed during that horrific time. The illustrations, while lovely, didn't add...

    I received an advance reader's copy of this book from netgalley. It is a wonderful story of Irena Sendler, and her heroic efforts during World War Two, saving many Jewish children from a death sentence. This book would be a great addition to any school program learning about World Wa...

  • Alex (not a dude) Baugh
    Oct 26, 2011

    "As he [Irena's father] lay dying, he held his daughters hand and told her that if she ever saw someone drowning, she must jump in and try to save that person, even if she could not swim." Thank goodness Irena Sendler's parents taught their daughter to respect and care for all peopl...

    I read this immediately after I read a similar picture book: Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto. Both were excellent and told the story in a slightly different way, telling about some of the same and some different children saved. I liked this book because the first pa...

    Irena Sendler saved thousands of Jewish children from extermination during WWII. I wish we all knew her amazing story. Irena proves that one person can make a difference! This is a beautiful picture book with a beautiful message to read out loud to your family. First line: ...

    This is a children's picture book that caught me by complete surprise. I chose it for a biography unit I was doing with my third graders. I did not read it before putting the book out for the kids to sample. Each child that picked it up could not put it down, so I decided to find out w...

    Great introduction to the Polish-Catholic social worker who risked her life to save nearly 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto. ...

    I'm beginning to realize that there is no end of amazing stories of courage that came out of the Holocaust. I have read so many in the last few years, all of them horrifying in their own way, and still I am never prepared for what I read. Irena Sendler was a Polish Catholic living ...

    Featured at An Abundance of Books It's strange that the story of Irena Sendler and the Zegota (the Polish Council to Aid Jews) is not widely known. Under 29 year old Irena's direction, the Zegota's children's section saved the lives of 2,500 Jewish children. Irena and others would e...

    Marcia Vaughan's book, Irena's Jars of Secrets, is an informative look at the life of a brave, young resistance worker in the face of great danger. Irena Sendler was a pretty young girl living in Warsaw, Poland when the Nazis invaded her country. Late in 1940, they forced Warsaw?s...

  • Elle Drue
    May 11, 2012

    "As he [Irena's father] lay dying, he held his daughters hand and told her that if she ever saw someone drowning, she must jump in and try to save that person, even if she could not swim." Thank goodness Irena Sendler's parents taught their daughter to respect and care for all peopl...

    I read this immediately after I read a similar picture book: Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto. Both were excellent and told the story in a slightly different way, telling about some of the same and some different children saved. I liked this book because the first pa...

    Irena Sendler saved thousands of Jewish children from extermination during WWII. I wish we all knew her amazing story. Irena proves that one person can make a difference! This is a beautiful picture book with a beautiful message to read out loud to your family. First line: ...

    This is a children's picture book that caught me by complete surprise. I chose it for a biography unit I was doing with my third graders. I did not read it before putting the book out for the kids to sample. Each child that picked it up could not put it down, so I decided to find out w...

    Great introduction to the Polish-Catholic social worker who risked her life to save nearly 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto. ...

    I'm beginning to realize that there is no end of amazing stories of courage that came out of the Holocaust. I have read so many in the last few years, all of them horrifying in their own way, and still I am never prepared for what I read. Irena Sendler was a Polish Catholic living ...

    Featured at An Abundance of Books It's strange that the story of Irena Sendler and the Zegota (the Polish Council to Aid Jews) is not widely known. Under 29 year old Irena's direction, the Zegota's children's section saved the lives of 2,500 Jewish children. Irena and others would e...

    Marcia Vaughan's book, Irena's Jars of Secrets, is an informative look at the life of a brave, young resistance worker in the face of great danger. Irena Sendler was a pretty young girl living in Warsaw, Poland when the Nazis invaded her country. Late in 1940, they forced Warsaw?s...

    Irena's Jars of Secrets is the second picture book to come out this year on Polish heroine Irena Sendler, a young social worker who rescued over 2,500 Jewish children from under the noses of the Nazi guards in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II (earlier this year I reviewed Irena Se...

    About the Book: Irena Sendler, born to a Polish Catholic family, was raised to respect people of all backgrounds and to help those in need. She became a social worker; and after the German army occupied Poland during World War II, Irena knew she had to help the sick and starving Jew...

    I was actually first interested in this book because of another blogger, Irena at This Miss Loves to Read, because she shares a name with the focus of this book. Thus even though this book is aimed at a younger audience, I requested it from Netgalley. It tells the story of Irena Sen...

    Reason for Reading: I enjoy this type of children's biography and the Catholic connection interested me. This is a picture book biography of a Polish Catholic heroine, whose legacy has been hidden in obscurity due to the Communist state of Poland after the war. However, Irena's stor...

    Irena knows she could no longer sit by and watch the Jewish people suffer in the Warsaw Ghetto. As a social worker, her heart longs to help those in trouble, even if it means risking her own life. At first, Irena smuggles food, first aid, and clothing into the ghetto, but she soon real...

  • Linda
    Mar 11, 2014

    "As he [Irena's father] lay dying, he held his daughters hand and told her that if she ever saw someone drowning, she must jump in and try to save that person, even if she could not swim." Thank goodness Irena Sendler's parents taught their daughter to respect and care for all peopl...

    I read this immediately after I read a similar picture book: Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto. Both were excellent and told the story in a slightly different way, telling about some of the same and some different children saved. I liked this book because the first pa...

    Irena Sendler saved thousands of Jewish children from extermination during WWII. I wish we all knew her amazing story. Irena proves that one person can make a difference! This is a beautiful picture book with a beautiful message to read out loud to your family. First line: ...

    This is a children's picture book that caught me by complete surprise. I chose it for a biography unit I was doing with my third graders. I did not read it before putting the book out for the kids to sample. Each child that picked it up could not put it down, so I decided to find out w...

    Great introduction to the Polish-Catholic social worker who risked her life to save nearly 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto. ...

    I'm beginning to realize that there is no end of amazing stories of courage that came out of the Holocaust. I have read so many in the last few years, all of them horrifying in their own way, and still I am never prepared for what I read. Irena Sendler was a Polish Catholic living ...

    Featured at An Abundance of Books It's strange that the story of Irena Sendler and the Zegota (the Polish Council to Aid Jews) is not widely known. Under 29 year old Irena's direction, the Zegota's children's section saved the lives of 2,500 Jewish children. Irena and others would e...

    Marcia Vaughan's book, Irena's Jars of Secrets, is an informative look at the life of a brave, young resistance worker in the face of great danger. Irena Sendler was a pretty young girl living in Warsaw, Poland when the Nazis invaded her country. Late in 1940, they forced Warsaw?s...

    Irena's Jars of Secrets is the second picture book to come out this year on Polish heroine Irena Sendler, a young social worker who rescued over 2,500 Jewish children from under the noses of the Nazi guards in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II (earlier this year I reviewed Irena Se...

    About the Book: Irena Sendler, born to a Polish Catholic family, was raised to respect people of all backgrounds and to help those in need. She became a social worker; and after the German army occupied Poland during World War II, Irena knew she had to help the sick and starving Jew...

    I was actually first interested in this book because of another blogger, Irena at This Miss Loves to Read, because she shares a name with the focus of this book. Thus even though this book is aimed at a younger audience, I requested it from Netgalley. It tells the story of Irena Sen...

    Reason for Reading: I enjoy this type of children's biography and the Catholic connection interested me. This is a picture book biography of a Polish Catholic heroine, whose legacy has been hidden in obscurity due to the Communist state of Poland after the war. However, Irena's stor...

    Irena knows she could no longer sit by and watch the Jewish people suffer in the Warsaw Ghetto. As a social worker, her heart longs to help those in trouble, even if it means risking her own life. At first, Irena smuggles food, first aid, and clothing into the ghetto, but she soon real...

    A beautiful book about a beautiful soul, Irena Sendler, who helped to smuggle hundreds of Jewish children out of the Warsaw ghetto to safety not because she was Jewish herself but because it was the right thing to do. As her father died, he told his daughter "that if she ever saw someo...

    I had never heard of Irena Sendler until I read this book. Irena was a Polish woman who helped hide Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto and other places. The book describes the numerous ingenious ways that children were smuggled out and hidden--what courage it must have taken! She w...

    This book is about Irena Sendler and her work freeing children from the Warsaw Ghetto. She rescued over 2500 children before being captured by the German police. Luckily, she was able to escape and continue he work helping children. I really enjoyed this book because I love to read abo...

    My Thoughts This was a wonderful story. This is a book I will definitely recommend to my history department at school. It is beautifully and simply written yet the message is so powerful. It is the story of a woman, one of many selfless people, willing to put their own safety on the...

    Irena's Jars of Secrets is a picture book but definitely not for young children. It tells the story of Irena Sendler - a Catholic social worker who rescued Jewish children from the Ghetto in Poland. Although told as gently as possible, I would recommend this book for ages 8+ and remind...

    Another excellent picture book about Irena Sendler, a devout Catholic whose faith led her to save untold numbers of Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto during WWII. (We also recently read, "Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto." I didn't like the illustrations in this...

    The best picture book of heroism I have thus far read regarding World War II. Irena Sendler was the Harriet Tubman of the Jewish people ?living? in the ghetto in Warsaw, Poland. For more than two years she smuggled in food, clothing, and medicine while posing as a nurse sent into t...

    This is a story during the holocaust - in Poland. This Social Worker risked her life going into the Warsaw Ghetto and smuggling out children in very creative ways. She kept track of the children's real names and buried this info in jars in a garden. After the War she dug up the jars an...

    Irena was only 29 when she decided she couldn't sit by and watch the Jewish people suffer in the Warsaw Ghetto, and she--along with others who may never receive credit--risked her life again and again to smuggle 2500 children to safety. I think the saddest part of this simple story was...

    Irena's Jars of Secrets tells the story of Irena, a girl who grew up in Poland before WWII, whose parents died after teaching her to be tolerant and helpful of others. As a social worker in Poland when WWII broke out she made it her life mission to save as many children from the German...

    This is a story based on the facts of the life of courageous Irena Sendler, part of a Polish secret organization who helped people survive in the Warsaw ghetto during World War II. It is thought that she saved more than 2500 children by smuggling them out and placing them in foster ho...

  • Alicia Jones
    Feb 15, 2012

    "As he [Irena's father] lay dying, he held his daughters hand and told her that if she ever saw someone drowning, she must jump in and try to save that person, even if she could not swim." Thank goodness Irena Sendler's parents taught their daughter to respect and care for all peopl...

    I read this immediately after I read a similar picture book: Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto. Both were excellent and told the story in a slightly different way, telling about some of the same and some different children saved. I liked this book because the first pa...

    Irena Sendler saved thousands of Jewish children from extermination during WWII. I wish we all knew her amazing story. Irena proves that one person can make a difference! This is a beautiful picture book with a beautiful message to read out loud to your family. First line: ...

    This is a children's picture book that caught me by complete surprise. I chose it for a biography unit I was doing with my third graders. I did not read it before putting the book out for the kids to sample. Each child that picked it up could not put it down, so I decided to find out w...

    Great introduction to the Polish-Catholic social worker who risked her life to save nearly 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto. ...

    I'm beginning to realize that there is no end of amazing stories of courage that came out of the Holocaust. I have read so many in the last few years, all of them horrifying in their own way, and still I am never prepared for what I read. Irena Sendler was a Polish Catholic living ...

    Featured at An Abundance of Books It's strange that the story of Irena Sendler and the Zegota (the Polish Council to Aid Jews) is not widely known. Under 29 year old Irena's direction, the Zegota's children's section saved the lives of 2,500 Jewish children. Irena and others would e...

    Marcia Vaughan's book, Irena's Jars of Secrets, is an informative look at the life of a brave, young resistance worker in the face of great danger. Irena Sendler was a pretty young girl living in Warsaw, Poland when the Nazis invaded her country. Late in 1940, they forced Warsaw?s...

    Irena's Jars of Secrets is the second picture book to come out this year on Polish heroine Irena Sendler, a young social worker who rescued over 2,500 Jewish children from under the noses of the Nazi guards in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II (earlier this year I reviewed Irena Se...

    About the Book: Irena Sendler, born to a Polish Catholic family, was raised to respect people of all backgrounds and to help those in need. She became a social worker; and after the German army occupied Poland during World War II, Irena knew she had to help the sick and starving Jew...

    I was actually first interested in this book because of another blogger, Irena at This Miss Loves to Read, because she shares a name with the focus of this book. Thus even though this book is aimed at a younger audience, I requested it from Netgalley. It tells the story of Irena Sen...

    Reason for Reading: I enjoy this type of children's biography and the Catholic connection interested me. This is a picture book biography of a Polish Catholic heroine, whose legacy has been hidden in obscurity due to the Communist state of Poland after the war. However, Irena's stor...

    Irena knows she could no longer sit by and watch the Jewish people suffer in the Warsaw Ghetto. As a social worker, her heart longs to help those in trouble, even if it means risking her own life. At first, Irena smuggles food, first aid, and clothing into the ghetto, but she soon real...

    A beautiful book about a beautiful soul, Irena Sendler, who helped to smuggle hundreds of Jewish children out of the Warsaw ghetto to safety not because she was Jewish herself but because it was the right thing to do. As her father died, he told his daughter "that if she ever saw someo...

    I had never heard of Irena Sendler until I read this book. Irena was a Polish woman who helped hide Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto and other places. The book describes the numerous ingenious ways that children were smuggled out and hidden--what courage it must have taken! She w...

    This book is about Irena Sendler and her work freeing children from the Warsaw Ghetto. She rescued over 2500 children before being captured by the German police. Luckily, she was able to escape and continue he work helping children. I really enjoyed this book because I love to read abo...

    My Thoughts This was a wonderful story. This is a book I will definitely recommend to my history department at school. It is beautifully and simply written yet the message is so powerful. It is the story of a woman, one of many selfless people, willing to put their own safety on the...

    Irena's Jars of Secrets is a picture book but definitely not for young children. It tells the story of Irena Sendler - a Catholic social worker who rescued Jewish children from the Ghetto in Poland. Although told as gently as possible, I would recommend this book for ages 8+ and remind...

    Another excellent picture book about Irena Sendler, a devout Catholic whose faith led her to save untold numbers of Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto during WWII. (We also recently read, "Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto." I didn't like the illustrations in this...

    The best picture book of heroism I have thus far read regarding World War II. Irena Sendler was the Harriet Tubman of the Jewish people ?living? in the ghetto in Warsaw, Poland. For more than two years she smuggled in food, clothing, and medicine while posing as a nurse sent into t...

    This is a story during the holocaust - in Poland. This Social Worker risked her life going into the Warsaw Ghetto and smuggling out children in very creative ways. She kept track of the children's real names and buried this info in jars in a garden. After the War she dug up the jars an...

    Irena was only 29 when she decided she couldn't sit by and watch the Jewish people suffer in the Warsaw Ghetto, and she--along with others who may never receive credit--risked her life again and again to smuggle 2500 children to safety. I think the saddest part of this simple story was...

    Irena's Jars of Secrets tells the story of Irena, a girl who grew up in Poland before WWII, whose parents died after teaching her to be tolerant and helpful of others. As a social worker in Poland when WWII broke out she made it her life mission to save as many children from the German...

  • Jalynn Patterson
    Apr 19, 2013

    "As he [Irena's father] lay dying, he held his daughters hand and told her that if she ever saw someone drowning, she must jump in and try to save that person, even if she could not swim." Thank goodness Irena Sendler's parents taught their daughter to respect and care for all peopl...

    I read this immediately after I read a similar picture book: Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto. Both were excellent and told the story in a slightly different way, telling about some of the same and some different children saved. I liked this book because the first pa...

    Irena Sendler saved thousands of Jewish children from extermination during WWII. I wish we all knew her amazing story. Irena proves that one person can make a difference! This is a beautiful picture book with a beautiful message to read out loud to your family. First line: ...

    This is a children's picture book that caught me by complete surprise. I chose it for a biography unit I was doing with my third graders. I did not read it before putting the book out for the kids to sample. Each child that picked it up could not put it down, so I decided to find out w...

    Great introduction to the Polish-Catholic social worker who risked her life to save nearly 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto. ...

    I'm beginning to realize that there is no end of amazing stories of courage that came out of the Holocaust. I have read so many in the last few years, all of them horrifying in their own way, and still I am never prepared for what I read. Irena Sendler was a Polish Catholic living ...

    Featured at An Abundance of Books It's strange that the story of Irena Sendler and the Zegota (the Polish Council to Aid Jews) is not widely known. Under 29 year old Irena's direction, the Zegota's children's section saved the lives of 2,500 Jewish children. Irena and others would e...

    Marcia Vaughan's book, Irena's Jars of Secrets, is an informative look at the life of a brave, young resistance worker in the face of great danger. Irena Sendler was a pretty young girl living in Warsaw, Poland when the Nazis invaded her country. Late in 1940, they forced Warsaw?s...

    Irena's Jars of Secrets is the second picture book to come out this year on Polish heroine Irena Sendler, a young social worker who rescued over 2,500 Jewish children from under the noses of the Nazi guards in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II (earlier this year I reviewed Irena Se...

    About the Book: Irena Sendler, born to a Polish Catholic family, was raised to respect people of all backgrounds and to help those in need. She became a social worker; and after the German army occupied Poland during World War II, Irena knew she had to help the sick and starving Jew...

  • Teri
    Jan 04, 2018

    "As he [Irena's father] lay dying, he held his daughters hand and told her that if she ever saw someone drowning, she must jump in and try to save that person, even if she could not swim." Thank goodness Irena Sendler's parents taught their daughter to respect and care for all peopl...

    I read this immediately after I read a similar picture book: Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto. Both were excellent and told the story in a slightly different way, telling about some of the same and some different children saved. I liked this book because the first pa...

    Irena Sendler saved thousands of Jewish children from extermination during WWII. I wish we all knew her amazing story. Irena proves that one person can make a difference! This is a beautiful picture book with a beautiful message to read out loud to your family. First line: ...

    This is a children's picture book that caught me by complete surprise. I chose it for a biography unit I was doing with my third graders. I did not read it before putting the book out for the kids to sample. Each child that picked it up could not put it down, so I decided to find out w...

  • Naomi Kenorak
    Apr 26, 2013

    "As he [Irena's father] lay dying, he held his daughters hand and told her that if she ever saw someone drowning, she must jump in and try to save that person, even if she could not swim." Thank goodness Irena Sendler's parents taught their daughter to respect and care for all peopl...

    I read this immediately after I read a similar picture book: Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto. Both were excellent and told the story in a slightly different way, telling about some of the same and some different children saved. I liked this book because the first pa...

    Irena Sendler saved thousands of Jewish children from extermination during WWII. I wish we all knew her amazing story. Irena proves that one person can make a difference! This is a beautiful picture book with a beautiful message to read out loud to your family. First line: ...

    This is a children's picture book that caught me by complete surprise. I chose it for a biography unit I was doing with my third graders. I did not read it before putting the book out for the kids to sample. Each child that picked it up could not put it down, so I decided to find out w...

    Great introduction to the Polish-Catholic social worker who risked her life to save nearly 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto. ...

    I'm beginning to realize that there is no end of amazing stories of courage that came out of the Holocaust. I have read so many in the last few years, all of them horrifying in their own way, and still I am never prepared for what I read. Irena Sendler was a Polish Catholic living ...

    Featured at An Abundance of Books It's strange that the story of Irena Sendler and the Zegota (the Polish Council to Aid Jews) is not widely known. Under 29 year old Irena's direction, the Zegota's children's section saved the lives of 2,500 Jewish children. Irena and others would e...

    Marcia Vaughan's book, Irena's Jars of Secrets, is an informative look at the life of a brave, young resistance worker in the face of great danger. Irena Sendler was a pretty young girl living in Warsaw, Poland when the Nazis invaded her country. Late in 1940, they forced Warsaw?s...

    Irena's Jars of Secrets is the second picture book to come out this year on Polish heroine Irena Sendler, a young social worker who rescued over 2,500 Jewish children from under the noses of the Nazi guards in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II (earlier this year I reviewed Irena Se...

    About the Book: Irena Sendler, born to a Polish Catholic family, was raised to respect people of all backgrounds and to help those in need. She became a social worker; and after the German army occupied Poland during World War II, Irena knew she had to help the sick and starving Jew...

    I was actually first interested in this book because of another blogger, Irena at This Miss Loves to Read, because she shares a name with the focus of this book. Thus even though this book is aimed at a younger audience, I requested it from Netgalley. It tells the story of Irena Sen...

    Reason for Reading: I enjoy this type of children's biography and the Catholic connection interested me. This is a picture book biography of a Polish Catholic heroine, whose legacy has been hidden in obscurity due to the Communist state of Poland after the war. However, Irena's stor...

    Irena knows she could no longer sit by and watch the Jewish people suffer in the Warsaw Ghetto. As a social worker, her heart longs to help those in trouble, even if it means risking her own life. At first, Irena smuggles food, first aid, and clothing into the ghetto, but she soon real...

    A beautiful book about a beautiful soul, Irena Sendler, who helped to smuggle hundreds of Jewish children out of the Warsaw ghetto to safety not because she was Jewish herself but because it was the right thing to do. As her father died, he told his daughter "that if she ever saw someo...

  • Erika Graves
    Oct 05, 2013

    "As he [Irena's father] lay dying, he held his daughters hand and told her that if she ever saw someone drowning, she must jump in and try to save that person, even if she could not swim." Thank goodness Irena Sendler's parents taught their daughter to respect and care for all peopl...

    I read this immediately after I read a similar picture book: Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto. Both were excellent and told the story in a slightly different way, telling about some of the same and some different children saved. I liked this book because the first pa...

    Irena Sendler saved thousands of Jewish children from extermination during WWII. I wish we all knew her amazing story. Irena proves that one person can make a difference! This is a beautiful picture book with a beautiful message to read out loud to your family. First line: ...

    This is a children's picture book that caught me by complete surprise. I chose it for a biography unit I was doing with my third graders. I did not read it before putting the book out for the kids to sample. Each child that picked it up could not put it down, so I decided to find out w...

    Great introduction to the Polish-Catholic social worker who risked her life to save nearly 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto. ...

    I'm beginning to realize that there is no end of amazing stories of courage that came out of the Holocaust. I have read so many in the last few years, all of them horrifying in their own way, and still I am never prepared for what I read. Irena Sendler was a Polish Catholic living ...

    Featured at An Abundance of Books It's strange that the story of Irena Sendler and the Zegota (the Polish Council to Aid Jews) is not widely known. Under 29 year old Irena's direction, the Zegota's children's section saved the lives of 2,500 Jewish children. Irena and others would e...

    Marcia Vaughan's book, Irena's Jars of Secrets, is an informative look at the life of a brave, young resistance worker in the face of great danger. Irena Sendler was a pretty young girl living in Warsaw, Poland when the Nazis invaded her country. Late in 1940, they forced Warsaw?s...

    Irena's Jars of Secrets is the second picture book to come out this year on Polish heroine Irena Sendler, a young social worker who rescued over 2,500 Jewish children from under the noses of the Nazi guards in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II (earlier this year I reviewed Irena Se...

    About the Book: Irena Sendler, born to a Polish Catholic family, was raised to respect people of all backgrounds and to help those in need. She became a social worker; and after the German army occupied Poland during World War II, Irena knew she had to help the sick and starving Jew...

    I was actually first interested in this book because of another blogger, Irena at This Miss Loves to Read, because she shares a name with the focus of this book. Thus even though this book is aimed at a younger audience, I requested it from Netgalley. It tells the story of Irena Sen...

    Reason for Reading: I enjoy this type of children's biography and the Catholic connection interested me. This is a picture book biography of a Polish Catholic heroine, whose legacy has been hidden in obscurity due to the Communist state of Poland after the war. However, Irena's stor...

    Irena knows she could no longer sit by and watch the Jewish people suffer in the Warsaw Ghetto. As a social worker, her heart longs to help those in trouble, even if it means risking her own life. At first, Irena smuggles food, first aid, and clothing into the ghetto, but she soon real...

    A beautiful book about a beautiful soul, Irena Sendler, who helped to smuggle hundreds of Jewish children out of the Warsaw ghetto to safety not because she was Jewish herself but because it was the right thing to do. As her father died, he told his daughter "that if she ever saw someo...

    I had never heard of Irena Sendler until I read this book. Irena was a Polish woman who helped hide Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto and other places. The book describes the numerous ingenious ways that children were smuggled out and hidden--what courage it must have taken! She w...

    This book is about Irena Sendler and her work freeing children from the Warsaw Ghetto. She rescued over 2500 children before being captured by the German police. Luckily, she was able to escape and continue he work helping children. I really enjoyed this book because I love to read abo...

  • Geri Dosalua
    Feb 05, 2015

    "As he [Irena's father] lay dying, he held his daughters hand and told her that if she ever saw someone drowning, she must jump in and try to save that person, even if she could not swim." Thank goodness Irena Sendler's parents taught their daughter to respect and care for all peopl...

    I read this immediately after I read a similar picture book: Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto. Both were excellent and told the story in a slightly different way, telling about some of the same and some different children saved. I liked this book because the first pa...

    Irena Sendler saved thousands of Jewish children from extermination during WWII. I wish we all knew her amazing story. Irena proves that one person can make a difference! This is a beautiful picture book with a beautiful message to read out loud to your family. First line: ...

    This is a children's picture book that caught me by complete surprise. I chose it for a biography unit I was doing with my third graders. I did not read it before putting the book out for the kids to sample. Each child that picked it up could not put it down, so I decided to find out w...

    Great introduction to the Polish-Catholic social worker who risked her life to save nearly 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto. ...

    I'm beginning to realize that there is no end of amazing stories of courage that came out of the Holocaust. I have read so many in the last few years, all of them horrifying in their own way, and still I am never prepared for what I read. Irena Sendler was a Polish Catholic living ...

    Featured at An Abundance of Books It's strange that the story of Irena Sendler and the Zegota (the Polish Council to Aid Jews) is not widely known. Under 29 year old Irena's direction, the Zegota's children's section saved the lives of 2,500 Jewish children. Irena and others would e...

    Marcia Vaughan's book, Irena's Jars of Secrets, is an informative look at the life of a brave, young resistance worker in the face of great danger. Irena Sendler was a pretty young girl living in Warsaw, Poland when the Nazis invaded her country. Late in 1940, they forced Warsaw?s...

    Irena's Jars of Secrets is the second picture book to come out this year on Polish heroine Irena Sendler, a young social worker who rescued over 2,500 Jewish children from under the noses of the Nazi guards in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II (earlier this year I reviewed Irena Se...

    About the Book: Irena Sendler, born to a Polish Catholic family, was raised to respect people of all backgrounds and to help those in need. She became a social worker; and after the German army occupied Poland during World War II, Irena knew she had to help the sick and starving Jew...

    I was actually first interested in this book because of another blogger, Irena at This Miss Loves to Read, because she shares a name with the focus of this book. Thus even though this book is aimed at a younger audience, I requested it from Netgalley. It tells the story of Irena Sen...

    Reason for Reading: I enjoy this type of children's biography and the Catholic connection interested me. This is a picture book biography of a Polish Catholic heroine, whose legacy has been hidden in obscurity due to the Communist state of Poland after the war. However, Irena's stor...

    Irena knows she could no longer sit by and watch the Jewish people suffer in the Warsaw Ghetto. As a social worker, her heart longs to help those in trouble, even if it means risking her own life. At first, Irena smuggles food, first aid, and clothing into the ghetto, but she soon real...

    A beautiful book about a beautiful soul, Irena Sendler, who helped to smuggle hundreds of Jewish children out of the Warsaw ghetto to safety not because she was Jewish herself but because it was the right thing to do. As her father died, he told his daughter "that if she ever saw someo...

    I had never heard of Irena Sendler until I read this book. Irena was a Polish woman who helped hide Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto and other places. The book describes the numerous ingenious ways that children were smuggled out and hidden--what courage it must have taken! She w...

    This book is about Irena Sendler and her work freeing children from the Warsaw Ghetto. She rescued over 2500 children before being captured by the German police. Luckily, she was able to escape and continue he work helping children. I really enjoyed this book because I love to read abo...

    My Thoughts This was a wonderful story. This is a book I will definitely recommend to my history department at school. It is beautifully and simply written yet the message is so powerful. It is the story of a woman, one of many selfless people, willing to put their own safety on the...

    Irena's Jars of Secrets is a picture book but definitely not for young children. It tells the story of Irena Sendler - a Catholic social worker who rescued Jewish children from the Ghetto in Poland. Although told as gently as possible, I would recommend this book for ages 8+ and remind...

    Another excellent picture book about Irena Sendler, a devout Catholic whose faith led her to save untold numbers of Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto during WWII. (We also recently read, "Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto." I didn't like the illustrations in this...

    The best picture book of heroism I have thus far read regarding World War II. Irena Sendler was the Harriet Tubman of the Jewish people ?living? in the ghetto in Warsaw, Poland. For more than two years she smuggled in food, clothing, and medicine while posing as a nurse sent into t...

    This is a story during the holocaust - in Poland. This Social Worker risked her life going into the Warsaw Ghetto and smuggling out children in very creative ways. She kept track of the children's real names and buried this info in jars in a garden. After the War she dug up the jars an...

  • Rachel Aranda
    Apr 19, 2017

    "As he [Irena's father] lay dying, he held his daughters hand and told her that if she ever saw someone drowning, she must jump in and try to save that person, even if she could not swim." Thank goodness Irena Sendler's parents taught their daughter to respect and care for all peopl...

  • Bookworm1858
    Nov 28, 2011

    "As he [Irena's father] lay dying, he held his daughters hand and told her that if she ever saw someone drowning, she must jump in and try to save that person, even if she could not swim." Thank goodness Irena Sendler's parents taught their daughter to respect and care for all peopl...

    I read this immediately after I read a similar picture book: Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto. Both were excellent and told the story in a slightly different way, telling about some of the same and some different children saved. I liked this book because the first pa...

    Irena Sendler saved thousands of Jewish children from extermination during WWII. I wish we all knew her amazing story. Irena proves that one person can make a difference! This is a beautiful picture book with a beautiful message to read out loud to your family. First line: ...

    This is a children's picture book that caught me by complete surprise. I chose it for a biography unit I was doing with my third graders. I did not read it before putting the book out for the kids to sample. Each child that picked it up could not put it down, so I decided to find out w...

    Great introduction to the Polish-Catholic social worker who risked her life to save nearly 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto. ...

    I'm beginning to realize that there is no end of amazing stories of courage that came out of the Holocaust. I have read so many in the last few years, all of them horrifying in their own way, and still I am never prepared for what I read. Irena Sendler was a Polish Catholic living ...

    Featured at An Abundance of Books It's strange that the story of Irena Sendler and the Zegota (the Polish Council to Aid Jews) is not widely known. Under 29 year old Irena's direction, the Zegota's children's section saved the lives of 2,500 Jewish children. Irena and others would e...

    Marcia Vaughan's book, Irena's Jars of Secrets, is an informative look at the life of a brave, young resistance worker in the face of great danger. Irena Sendler was a pretty young girl living in Warsaw, Poland when the Nazis invaded her country. Late in 1940, they forced Warsaw?s...

    Irena's Jars of Secrets is the second picture book to come out this year on Polish heroine Irena Sendler, a young social worker who rescued over 2,500 Jewish children from under the noses of the Nazi guards in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II (earlier this year I reviewed Irena Se...

    About the Book: Irena Sendler, born to a Polish Catholic family, was raised to respect people of all backgrounds and to help those in need. She became a social worker; and after the German army occupied Poland during World War II, Irena knew she had to help the sick and starving Jew...

    I was actually first interested in this book because of another blogger, Irena at This Miss Loves to Read, because she shares a name with the focus of this book. Thus even though this book is aimed at a younger audience, I requested it from Netgalley. It tells the story of Irena Sen...