Rapid Review: Jars of Hope

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*Originally published 2015/09/02

JARS OF HOPE: HOW ONE WOMAN HELPED 2,500 CHILDREN DURING THE HOLOCAUST  Written by Jennifer Roy  Illustrated by Meg Owenson

 2015; 33 Pages (Capstone Young Readers)

Genre: children, picture book, history, war

Rating: ★★★★

(I received an ARC from NetGalley)

In Jars of Hope We meet a real life hero, Irene Sendler.  During World War II she risked her life and freedom to help anyone the Nazis were persecuting.  One way to help the Jewish children survive was to smuggle them out of the Ghettos.  To ensure that the Nazis never figured out where they went but also to help reunite the children to their parents later she put her lists in jars and buried them.  This is a great book to read to young children about the Holocaust as it give you the sense of despair and heroism without being too much for kids to handle.  The pictures in this book are amazing and add to the wonderful true story about a true hero and those that helped her.

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