This is a fascinating graphic novel about Irena Sendler, a humanitarian and social worker in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II.
Her job allowed her to pass through the armed gates of the Warsaw ghetto, bringing limited aid to the 450,000 Jewish people who were forcibly moved there. In secret, Irena built a network of people to smuggle 2,500 children out of the ghetto, saving their lives. And in a hidden jar, she kept their family names.
This is her story. Part of the It’s Her Story series from Sunbird Books.
Margaret Littman, the author lives in Nashville, Tennessee and is a writer and editor. She writes stories about people who have done amazing things and explored country music and huge amounts of different and exciting projects. In her book Irena Sendla, Margaret retraces some of her ancestry from Poland.
Sara Luna is an illustrator from Los Angeles with a wonderful portfolio of illustrations for children’s books.
Sunbird Books are the publishers with a portfolio of innovative and original books for children. From board books to picture books to graphic novels, their titles represent strong, lively, and diverse voices that reflect children’s realities and feed their imaginations.
Sue Martin – Children’s Literacy Specialist