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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‘Life in a Jar’ Book

Not a moment is wasted reading this book and should be shared with every generation. He realistically re-creates the distinguishing inflections of each generation as the American teens travel to Poland to interview survivors and meet Irena Sendler herself. The book also tells the story of the teens and their research.

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Something about “a society that will give up their freedom for security will lose their freedom and deserve neither”. Reviewed by Maria Siano June 18, I never knew about the ghtetto building they were referring to on Leszna street that was still intact.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Now that I’ve finally finished reading “Life in a Jar”, I have to say I’m totally “blown away” with the story of Irena Sendler, as well as the project that the 3 High School students put together. It blows my mind that projedt can be inn only so selfless but seem to be genuinely surprised to be labeled a hero for her efforts.

This article is not an endorsement, but a review. I am going to read it aloud to my ten and eleven year old but would normally recommend it for teens and up.


It will inspire and awe. Irena Sendler no matter what the Germans thought of the Jews or any of them she still went out and saved children.

Her story was uncovered by a group of mid western high school students researching a project for their History class. I was curious lroject her and after looking around I found this book.

However, when thinking about all the “importance” of the main story and the way it enriched my life, I am able to ignore my annoyance and still give iren 5 stars. Polish ‘rebels’ became criminals and these incredible humanitarians never told their stories. W in a Jar 1 7 Oct 24, This book balances that pain with inspiration and discovery. My husband was born inunder Communism, in Poland.

We forget about how tragic some of the WWII history is. In he resumed his schooling at an American University.

The parallel story of the three teenagers who persevered in uncovering the story despite their own flawed lives and personal struggles is an example of the power of each individual to make a jwr and a great example to inspire all children. He reveals the inner thoughts of the people involved—their joys, struggles, and fears—pulling the reader sendlerr on an emotional level early on and sustaining that interest throughout the book. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

This little old man was grasping the “Vad Yashem” medal he had been awarded by the State of Israel to non-Jews for being “Righteous Among the Nations” and risking their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust shortly after the war. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. C decided to do their project on her as a group based on a lone article Liz plucked out of a folder of choices.


She asks her grandfather if she can watch it. They accomplish their main goal: This is what held me back from giving the book 5 stars.

Review of Life in a Jar () — Foreword Reviews

Jul 10, Katie rated it it was amazing. No trivia or quizzes yet. Irena Sendlers life is such an import and inspiring piece of history. They had an article on Irena Sendler.

The constant terror she and her co-conspirators had to be working under is unfathomable. This book should be mandatory jzr for every school age child in America!

Life in a Jar

That is projject of fluff. Every Polish child will take a trip to Auchwitz, and we are all taught about this part of history. I found it important to have time to absorb each chapter, to let sink in the magnitude of this story. Incredibly, after the war her heroism, like that of many others, was suppressed by communist Poland and remained virtually unknown for 60 years. The book was set in three parts – the teens coming across the story and setting in motion their amazing journey, then Sndler story of her time d This was a very good read.

The last segment tells how the play is performed, received, including three visits to Irena in Poland.

Narrative Nonfiction Picture Books. Why did she put herself and other at such risk when so many Poles looked the other way and refused to defy the barbaric Nazis? Open Preview See a Problem?