Jars of Hope

Jars of Hope
Author: Jennifer Roy
Publsiher: Capstone
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2015-08
ISBN 10: 1491460725
ISBN 13: 9781491460726
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jars of Hope Book Review:

"Tells Irena Sendler's story of saving 2,500 children during the Holocaust"--

Jars of Hope

Jars of Hope
Author: Jennifer Roy
Publsiher: Raintree
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2015-08-13
ISBN 10: 1474708730
ISBN 13: 9781474708739
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jars of Hope Book Review:

Amid the horrors of World War II, Irena Sendler was an unlikely and unsung hero. While many people lived in fear of the Nazis, Irena defied them, even though it could have meant her life. She kept records of the children she helped smuggle away from the Nazis' grasp, and when she feared her work might be discovered, she buried her lists in jars, hoping to someday recover them and reunite children with their parents. This gripping true story of a woman who took it upon herself to help save 2,500 children from the Warsaw Ghetto during the Holocaust is not only inspirational; it's unforgettable.

Jars of Hope

Jars of Hope
Author: Jennifer Rozines Roy
Publsiher: Capstone
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2015-08-01
ISBN 10: 1623705681
ISBN 13: 9781623705688
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jars of Hope Book Review:

Amid the horrors of World War II, Irena Sendler was an unlikely and unsung hero. While many people lived in fear of the Nazis, Irena defied them, even though it could have meant her life. She kept records of the children she helped smuggle away from the Nazis' grasp, and when she feared her work might be discovered, she buried her lists in jars, hoping to someday recover them and reunite children with their parents. This gripping true story of a woman who took it upon herself to help save 2,500 children from the Warsaw Ghetto during the Holocaust is not only inspirational; it's unforgettable.

Life in a Jar

Life in a Jar
Author: Jack Mayer
Publsiher: Long Trail Press
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 098411131X
ISBN 13: 9780984111312
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life in a Jar Book Review:

Tells story of Irena Sendler who organized the rescue of 2,500 Jewish children during World War II, and the teenagers who started the investigation into Irena's heroism.

Irena s Jars of Secrets

Irena s Jars of Secrets
Author: Marcia K. Vaughan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9781600604393
ISBN 13: 1600604390
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Irena s Jars of Secrets Book Review:

"The story of Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic social worker who helped rescue nearly 2500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II. Includes afterword, author's note, sources, and glossary"--Provided by publisher.

Names in a Jar

Names in a Jar
Author: Jennifer Gold
Publsiher: Second Story Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-09-14
ISBN 10: 1772602086
ISBN 13: 9781772602081
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Names in a Jar Book Review:

Twelve-year-old Anna Krawitz is imprisoned in the Warsaw Ghetto with her older sister, Lina, and their father. Happy days spent reading about anatomy and science in Papa’s bookshop are long gone, and the knowledge they have is used to help their neighbors through the illnesses caused by starvation and war. With no hope in sight and supplies dwindling, Anna finds herself taking care of an orphaned baby. With a courage she didn’t know she had, Anna and the baby leave behind all they know and go into hiding with a Catholic family, changing their names to hide their identity, but Lina is not so lucky and winds up in the infamous Treblinka Camp. Can Lina survive and find her way back to Anna? Will the two sisters even recognize each other after such a long time? A story filled with hope, courage and reconciliation.

Christmas Jars

Christmas Jars
Author: Jason F. Wright
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 149
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PSU:000061141773
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christmas Jars Book Review:

Someone leaves a jar filled with money with the label "Christmas jar" on it after the robbery of journalist Holly Jensen's apartment on Christmas Eve and she decides to search for the donor and the meaning behind it.

The Whispering Town

The Whispering Town
Author: Jennifer Elvgren
Publsiher: Kar-Ben Publishing ™
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2014-01-01
ISBN 10: 151249660X
ISBN 13: 9781512496604
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Whispering Town Book Review:

The dramatic story of neighbors in a small Danish fishing village who, during the Holocaust, shelter a Jewish family waiting to be ferried to safety in Sweden. It is 1943 in Nazi-occupied Denmark. Anett and her parents are hiding a Jewish woman and her son, Carl, in their cellar until a fishing boat can take them across the sound to neutral Sweden. The soldiers patrolling their street are growing suspicious, so Carl and his mama must make their way to the harbor despite a cloudy sky with no moon to guide them. Worried about their safety, Anett devises a clever and unusual plan for their safe passage to the harbor. Based on a true story.

The Hope Jar Free Preview

The Hope Jar  Free Preview
Author: Wanda E. Brunstetter
Publsiher: Barbour Publishing
Total Pages: 50
Release: 2019-01-01
ISBN 10: 1643520199
ISBN 13: 9781643520193
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hope Jar Free Preview Book Review:

FREE EXTENDED PREVIEW A Brand-New Series from New York Times Bestselling Author Wanda E. Brunstetter. What happens when making an elderly Amish couple very happy means going along with a lie that gets bigger by the day? Michelle Taylor is not who her new family in Lancaster County believes her to be. The Lapps were looking for their long-lost granddaughter when they met Michelle and she assumed the identity of Sara Murray. Once homeless and hopeless, Michelle has come to love her new Amish friends and even considers the idea of romance among them. Finding an old blue jar in the barn that is filled with slips of paper containing thoughts, quotes, and prayers by an unknown author becomes a boost to Michelle’s budding faith— but also convicting. How can she tell the truth without hurting the ones she has truly come to love?

Stone Angel

Stone Angel
Author: Jane Yolen
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2015-03-03
ISBN 10: 0698172728
ISBN 13: 9780698172722
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stone Angel Book Review:

The Nazis may have taken their home, but the family still has a guardian angel In this emotionally rich story, a little girl and her family live happily in Paris until Nazi soldiers arrive druing World War II. She and her family must flee or risk being sent to a concentration camp, so they run into the woods, where they meet resistance fighters. But they're still not safe. They must cross tall mountains and sail in a rickety boat to England. Yet the whole time they're struggling to survive, the little girl thinks of the stone angel near their apartment in Paris and imagines it watching over her family. Offering a never-before-told story of the Holocaust, Jane Yolen returns to the material she mined in the award-winning THE DEVIL'S ARITHMETIC. Filled with sorrow, hope, comfort, and triumph, this gorgeously illustrated book is sure to become a modern classic–offering adults a perfect vehicle with which to share a difficult subject. Praise for STONE ANGEL: * "This story provides a wonderful addition to materials about World War II and the Holocaust, and is appropriate for even the gentlest of readers."--School Library Connection *STARRED*

Yellow Star

Yellow Star
Author: Jennifer Rozines Roy
Publsiher: Frances Lincoln
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2009-01
ISBN 10: 9781845079086
ISBN 13: 1845079086
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yellow Star Book Review:

In 1939, the Germans invaded the town of Lodz, Poland, and moved the Jewish population into a small part of the city called a ghetto. As the war progressed, 270,000 people were forced to settle in the ghetto under impossible conditions. At the end of the war, there were 800 survivors. Of those who survived, only twelve were children. This is the story of Sylvia Perlmutter, one of the twelve.

Irena s Children

Irena s Children
Author: Tilar J. Mazzeo
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-06-06
ISBN 10: 1476778515
ISBN 13: 9781476778518
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Irena s Children Book Review:

The "extraordinary and gripping account of Irena Sendler--the "female Oskar Schindler"--who took staggering risks to save 2,500 children from death and deportation in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II"--Dust jacket.

Hedy s Journey

Hedy s Journey
Author: Michelle Bisson
Publsiher: Capstone
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2017-08-01
ISBN 10: 1515797759
ISBN 13: 9781515797753
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hedy s Journey Book Review:

It is 1941. Hedy and her family are Jewish, and the Jew-hating Nazi party is rising. Hedy's family is no longer safe in their home in Hungary. They decide to flee to America, but because of their circumstances, sixteen-year-old Hedy must make her way through Europe alone. Will luck be with her? Will she be brave? Join Hedy on her journey-where she encounters good fortune and misfortune, a kind helper and cruel soldiers, a reunion and a tragedy-and discover how Hedy is both lucky and brave. Hedy's Journey adds an important voice to the canon of Holocaust stories, and her courage will make a lasting impact on young readers.

Idea Jar

Idea Jar
Author: Adam Lehrhaupt
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2018-02-06
ISBN 10: 1481451677
ISBN 13: 9781481451673
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Idea Jar Book Review:

“Seems destined to help jump-start classroom writing assignments.” —Publishers Weekly "A good starting point for creativity in various forms.” —School Library Journal “This imaginative book is likely to inspire more Idea Jars in classrooms.” —Booklist From the author of Warning: Do Not Open This Book comes a lively story about a teacher’s special jar where her students keep their story ideas—but watch out when those ideas go on the loose! The idea jar is where students keep their ideas—anything from a Viking to a space robot to a giant dragon. These ideas can be combined to make new exciting stories. But watch out when the ideas escape the jar—they might get a little rowdy! Adam Lehrhaupt’s newest picture book is sure to inspire creativity, imagination, and adventure.

Hold On to Your Music

Hold On to Your Music
Author: Mona Golabek,Lee Cohen
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2021-02-02
ISBN 10: 0316463094
ISBN 13: 9780316463096
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hold On to Your Music Book Review:

Discover the inspiring illustrated true story about one girl's escape from the Holocaust to become a concert pianist against all odds, made popular by the beloved novel The Children of Willesden Lane. In pre-World War II Vienna, Lisa Jura was a musical prodigy who dreamed of becoming a concert pianist. But when enemy forces threatened the city—particularly the Jewish people that lived there—Lisa's parents were forced to make a difficult decision. They chose to send Lisa to London for safety through the Kindertransport—a rescue effort that relocated Jewish children. As Lisa yearned to be reunited with her family while living in a home for refugee children on Willesden Lane, her music became a beacon of hope for those around her. A true story of courage, survival, and determination, this compelling tribute to a gifted young girl has already touched the lives of many around the world. Originally published in 2017 for older readers, The Children of Willesden Lane has sold hundreds of thousands of copies globally; now this picture book retelling will inspire a new generation.

All the Lost Things

All the Lost Things
Author: Kelly Canby
Publsiher: Peter Pauper Press, Incorporated
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2015-04-23
ISBN 10: 9781441318046
ISBN 13: 1441318046
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All the Lost Things Book Review:

After discovering a mysterious place of lost things, a spunky girl named Olive gives unique gifts to her family, saving her last present--hope--for the world.

Jars of Clay

Jars of Clay
Author: Pauline A. Brown
Publsiher: Doorlight Publications
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 0977837203
ISBN 13: 9780977837205
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jars of Clay Book Review:

Out of the generation that grew up in the Great Depression and World War II, thousands of young Christians felt called by God to the ends of the earth. Pauline A. Brown, with her husband Ralph, and two other families, went to the Sindh Province in southern Pakistan in 1954 -- their goal, to share God's message love with Muslim Sindhis. This book is not just about North Americans abroad, but about a fellowship of ordinary people crossing cultural and linguistic barriers to take on the extraordinary challenge of establishing the Church in the Sindh desert. Jars of Clay is a story of laughter and tears, of danger and deliverance, of despair and hope, of victory and defeat. Above all, it is a story of perseverance in the face of great odds. The story of how the Church of Jesus Christ, small and fragile as it is, is taking root in the barren desert soil of Sindh in Pakistan, an Islamic Republic, is relevant more than ever in our post 9/11 world.

Lisa of Willesden Lane

Lisa of Willesden Lane
Author: Mona Golabek,Lee Cohen
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2021-01-12
ISBN 10: 0316540404
ISBN 13: 9780316540407
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lisa of Willesden Lane Book Review:

An inspiring true story about one girl's escape from the Holocaust to become a concert pianist against all odds, made popular by Mona Golabek's acclaimed theatrical performance and the beloved novel The Children of Willesden Lane -- now available in an early chapter book format. In pre-World War II Vienna, Lisa Jura was a musical prodigy who hoped to become a concert pianist. But when enemy forces threatened the city -- especially its Jewish population -- Lisa's parents were forced to make a difficult decision. They secured passage for only one of their three daughters through the Kindertransport, and chose to send gifted Lisa to London for safety. As she yearned to be reunited with her family where she lived in a home for refugee children on Willesden Lane, Lisa's music became a beacon of hope for all of her peers. A story of the power of music to uplift the human spirit, this compelling tribute has moved and inspired hundreds of thousands of students and adults across the globe. Now is the perfect time to bring this timeless story of hope to even younger audiences as Mona Golabek's mission to transform historical testimony into youth empowerment has driven many requests for shorter, illustrated formats. Both a picture book and chapter book will be available.

A Decade of Hope

A Decade of Hope
Author: Dennis Smith
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-08-23
ISBN 10: 1101543515
ISBN 13: 9781101543511
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Decade of Hope Book Review:

On the tenth anniversary of 9/11, a portrait of tragedy, survival, and healing from the author of The New York Times bestseller Report from Ground Zero. This year marks the tenth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, an occasion that is sure to be observed around the world. But among the memorials, political speeches, and news editorials, the most pressing consideration- and often the most overlooked-is the lives and well-being of the 9/11 first responders, their families, and the victims' families over the past decade. Dennis Smith, a former firefighter and the author of the bestselling Report from Ground Zero, addresses this important topic in a series of interviews with the heroes and families of those most affected by the tragedy either through feats of bravery in the rescue efforts or heroic bearing up in the face of unimaginable loss. Smith provides an intimate look at a terrible moment in history and its challenging and difficult aftermath, allowing these survivors to share their stories of loss, endurance, and resilience in their own words. A Decade of Hope is an honest and vitally important look at a decade in the lives of those for whom a national tragedy was a devastatingly personal ordeal.

A Promise of Hope

A Promise of Hope
Author: Amy Clipston
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 031028984X
ISBN 13: 9780310289845
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Promise of Hope Book Review:

In A Promise of Hope, the second book in the Kauffman Amish Bakery series by Amy Clipston, an Amish widow with newborn twins discovers her deceased husband had disturbing secrets. As she tries to come to grips with the past, she considers a loveless marriage to ensure stability for her young family … with her faith in God hanging in the balance.