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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A shadow moved along the wall-a woman wrapped in brown and gray rags like condensed smoke-holding a swaddled infant in the crook of her elbow. It was interesting how she cautioned the girls, not to risk themselves in such a way.

Learning and hearing more about her I got interested and went out and got this book, it’s like one of those books you NEED to read.

Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project

I saw a blurb about this woman, Irena Mar, floating around on Facebook several months ago. She should have been as well known as Oskar Schindler who saved projfct, but she was a Though it is labeled fiction, that is only due to the fact that the author re-created conversations based on the memories of those who spoke.

I loved the stories of the students as they researched and worked on their project too. One person, one family, one household At the same time, it is the compelling story of three wonderful Kansas teens who scoop histo I don’t begin to understand why this book isn’t a widely-read best seller. Liz has to begin overcoming her social insecurities. Mayer was a National Canc Jack Mayer is a pediatrician and a writer. Jars of Hope Encounter: In many ways the stories of Liz, Megan and Sabina, overseen by a brilliant teacher, were as moving as the story of Irena herself.

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Mar 12, Beth Pearson rated it it was amazing Shelves: My Grandmother, a Pole, who was 16 and at a forced labor camp, but able to live at home, hates talking about Germany Occupation. Before the Court of Heaven. After reading “The Silence of God” and now this book, it really struck me how women do a lot in wars. A semi-documentary story of Irena Sendler, a Polish Christian who rescued 2, Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto, at great risk to herself.

Life in a Jar.

She relocated 2, children, saving them from death camps. Which, while interesting, ran too long. 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 it 5 stars.

Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project by Jack Mayer

Thank you for your feedback. Instead it becomes about the project itself which new students join oroject the three original girls begin to take a backseat. I was surprised to be as much or more engrossed in the story of the Kansas teens as I was in the story of Irena Sendler. This women and her handful of friends created a network that saved over 2, children from the Warsaw ghetto.


I felt that the book was too long for my liking and the writing wasn’t really getting me into it.

She finds it hard to believe that a woman who according to the file saved 2, children from the gas chambers is virtually unknown in the world. I had never heard of her and went looking for the book. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Irena’s story was powerful and uplifting- showing how one person really can make a difference! I would rather have had the book shortened by about pages. Old I have the courage of the mothers placing their children in the care of others.

He sat in the audience that day holding his medal and was finally starting to believe he could be publicly proud. She is joined by two other students in the project which she initially resents. Liz looks through the files of ideas prepared for the class and comes across one called “The other Schindlers.

It will appeal to anyone with an interestin history, as well as teachers of all subjects. Jan 09, Katie rated it it was amazing Recommended to Katie by: As they gather more information, little by little, they decide to write and perform a short dramatization of Irena’s life.

It is honest and compelling!