The Life in a Jar/Irena Sendler Project book was #2 of all Holocaust books on amazon.com, last week.
Here are some reviews on the book:
The Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project book has become a great Holiday gift (Hanukkah, Christmas, etc.) here are some beautiful comments on the book, from the internet.
Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project, November 24, 2012
Not at all my usual type of read, but I was riveted, Even researched Irena further. I had a “book hangover” after it. Couldnt find anything that was going to be as good or move me as much. What an insipiring woman. 5.0 out of 5 stars
Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project, November 22, 2012 By Jane Trivers
Well written – compassion balanced with accuracy – tough to do and was accomplished! Easy to read – adult and teen friendly! 5.0 out of 5 stars
Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project, November 11, 2012 By Cindy L. Steiner (san deigo ca)
Would love to see this book as part of every school curriculum. A great reminder of what just one person can do, in the face of evil. One of my favorite books in a while, could not put it down. I am so glad that this beautiful story was brought to light. 5.0 out of 5 stars
Repairing the World, September 29, 2012 By EM (Bristol, VT USA)
This is a fantastic book. It tells the story of a Catholic social worker (Irena Sendler) who smuggled 2500 Jewish children out of the Warsaw ghetto. She was a minor footnote in Holocaust history until three teens from a small town in Kansas decided to write a play about her for a history day project. The book also tells the story of the teens and their research. As someone else said it’s not a book to read in public as it has many parts at which one is likely to get very choked up. 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. Truly two incredible true stories that we all should know. I am going to read it aloud to my ten and eleven year old but would normally recommend it for teens and up. The vocabulary is a little difficult for younger readers and the subject matter definitely something to be approached carefully. I would love to see this book used in high school classes. I would recommend it to everybody but especially those interested in teaching history, the Holocaust, and/or Polish history.
By John (BURLINGTON, VT, United States)
I don’t begin to understand why this book isn’t a widely-read best seller. It should be! If I had to pick only one book to illustrate the best and worst of humanity, this would be it. The Holocaust holds an immensely painful lesson, but one that humanity can ill-afford not to re-teach. This book balances that pain with inspiration and discovery. It is the most remarkable story of heroism I have ever read. At the same time, it is the compelling story of three wonderful Kansas teens who scoop historians to re-discover Irena Sendler and honor her in her later years. Warning: read with a box of tissues nearby.