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

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They are all experiencing challenges with their own parents—particularly their mothers, either due to illness or abandonment—and they hope to find answers to questions that haunt their own lives. The book has 3 parts – the 1st about the Kansas teenagers who responded to a National History Day challenge by looking into the little known information about Irena. He was a country doctor there for ten years, often bartering medical care for eggs, firewood, and knitted afghans.

Liz has to begin overcoming her social insecurities. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Polish ‘rebels’ became criminals and these incredible humanitarians never told their stories. It should have been im book about the three original students, lfe teacher and Irena. That’s probably why your book thinks that we didn’t learn anything about the Holocaust. Beneath a Scarlet Sky: Sep 29, Elin rated it it was amazing Shelves: Highly recommended and an amazing story.

Life in a Jar: At least not to me, who already has read, learned, and thought a lot about that time in history so the facts and statistics were not new. I have read so many books dealing with the holocaust and I taught Night. The book is powerful and heartbreaking. The writing style is geared for teens but the story is timeless and is a must-read. He reveals the inner thoughts of the people involved—their joys, struggles, and fears—pulling the reader in on an emotional level early on and sustaining that interest throughout the book.


Thank goodness the library sent “Life in a Jar” back to me today. I guess it is quite amazing how some people just set out to do the right thing.

Life in a Jar

The last segment tells how the play is performed, received, including three visits to Irena in Poland. This is one of those books which should be required reading for everyone. I just don’t think that Har had completely “healed” from it’s past and wasn’t ready to stop grieving until or Which, while interesting, ran too long. Sep 20, Jessica Douglas rated it it was amazing.

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Read reviews that mention irena sendler high school life in a jar must read warsaw ghetto jewish children well written true story school students jack mayer required reading never heard highly recommend make a difference ever read history day amazing story story of irena social worker young women. It would sendller given so much more meaning and depth to my adventures in the city. Irena had seen many desperate acts of love-they were the core of every rescue-but what she had just witnessed was the most searing of all.

When I started reading I found where the first section was about the girls who started the Irena Sendler Project. The story of Irena was inspiring. During World War II, Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic social worker, organized a rescue network of fellow social workers to save 2, Jewish children from certain death in the Warsaw ghetto.

It also accounts for the accomplishments of three young girls from an impoverished community in Kansas, whose involvement in this project helps them overcome their own very difficult circumstances. This is by far q best account I’ve ever read!


The Irena Sendler ProjectJack Mayer offers a history senvler, as well as a powerful life lesson about how one person can impact the lives of many. First is the obvious: I highly recommend this book. Not that I am going to stop reading my drivel but just a reminder that there are amazing people, things, lives out there that I know nothing about.

I have found numerous, numerous plaques, buildings, fragments of the wall not only what’s listed in the book – but also haven’t been x Pawiak prison, or Treblinka. Jul 10, Katie rated it it was amazing.

This women and her handful of friends created a network that saved over 2, children from the Warsaw ghetto.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I saw the process of their love for their babies, how they wanted more for them than they could give them. I could not put it down, but I made myself after every chapter. The book was set in three parts – the teens coming across the story and setting in motion their amazing journey, then Irena’s story of her time d This was a very good read. Get to Know Us.

He had kept this medal hidden in a box for over 50 years for fear of persecution by communist Poland. To save one Jewish child, 10 poles liff two Jews had to risk death. I was surprise This is a fantastic book.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. While Life in a Jar is based on a true story, it reads like a novel.