Wednesday, November 2, 2016

I Want to Read It (34): Irena's Children



I Want to Read It, a hybrid between WLW (or WOW) and what's on my to-be read pile. Well, instead of focusing just on books I would like to acquire, I will be using it to feature books that I just want to read. From the one's I want to buy to the one's sitting on my TBR at home.



Irena's Children: A True Story of Courage by Tilar J. Mazzeo and adapted by Mary Cronk Farrell, September 27, 2016. Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books. Source: Wishlist.
Irena Sendler was a young Polish woman living in Warsaw during World War II with an incredible story of survival and selflessness. And she’s been long forgotten by history.

Until now.

This young readers edition of Irena’s Children tells Irena’s unbelievable story set during one of the worst times in modern history. With guts of steel and unfaltering bravery, Irena smuggled thousands of children out of the walled Jewish ghetto in toolboxes and coffins, snuck them under overcoats at checkpoints, and slipped them through the dank sewers and into secret passages that led to abandoned buildings, where she convinced her friends and underground resistance network to hide them.

In this heroic tale of survival and resilience in the face of impossible odds, Tilar Mazzeo and adapter Mary Cronk Farrell share the true story of this bold and brave woman, overlooked by history, who risked her life to save innocent children from the horrors of the Holocaust.
Why

Having actually heard of Irena Sendler and how she helped smuggle Jewish children out of Poland during WWII, well, it's kind of why I would be very interested in reading Irena's Children. While I have not read the, I guess you could call it, the adult version the middle grade adaptation is appealing because I predominately talk about young adult and middle grade titles. 

Still, I would be very much interested in reading it because, well, history!

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