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Irena's children : a true story of courage
Title:
Irena's children : a true story of courage
Edition:
Young readers edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, [2016]

©2016
ISBN:
9781481449915

9781481449922

9781338135558
Physical Description:
xiv, 257 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Target Audience:
Ages 10-12.

1000 L
Language:
English
Awards:
2017 Notable Children's Trade Book/Social Studies
Contents:
Introduction -- Prologue -- War -- Occupation -- Resistance -- Segregated and Isolated -- Life in the Ghetto -- Raising the Stakes -- Expanding Operations -- Rumors -- Deportation -- Selektions -- Time Running Out -- Crisis -- Toward the Precipice -- The Ghetto Uprising -- Gestapo Raid -- Pawiak Prison -- Execution -- Irena Goes Underground -- After the War.
Abstract:
Irena Sendler was a young Polish woman living in Warsaw during World War II with an incredible story of survival and selflessness. And she's been long forgotten by history. This young readers edition of Irena's Children tells Irena's story set during one of the worst times in modern history. With guts of steel and unfaltering bravery, Irena smuggled thousands of children out of the walled Jewish ghetto in toolboxes and coffins, snuck them under overcoats at checkpoints, and slipped them through the dank sewers and into secret passages that led to abandoned buildings, where she convinced her friends and underground resistance network to hide them.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG+ 7.1 9.0 184410.
Lexile Measure:
1000
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