Irena S Children

Author: Tilar J. Mazzeo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476778515
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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.

Summary And Analysis Of Irena S Children The Extraordinary Story Of The Woman Who Saved 2 500 Children From The Warsaw Ghetto

Author: Worth Books
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504019415
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So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Irena’s Children tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Tilar J. Mazzeo’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of Irena’s Children includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter overviews Profiles of the main characters Detailed timeline of key events Important quotes Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Irena’s Children: The Extraordinary Story of the Woman Who Saved 2,500 Children from the Warsaw Ghetto by Tilar J. Mazzeo: Despite great risks, Irena Sendler, known as the female Oskar Schindler, rescued approximately 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto—and death. Using a secret underground network to place children in foster families and Catholic orphanages, and providing them with new identities through forged paperwork, Irena was able to smuggle the children out of the ghetto and past the Nazis. She was eventually caught and tortured, and the men and women who worked with her risked the same fate every day. Irena’s Children is the incredible story of a brave woman who would do anything to save the lives of innocent children during the world’s bleakest times. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.

Still I Rise

Author: Marlene Wagman-Geller
Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
ISBN: 1633535959
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Who are the great women leaders in history? Who are the women heroes who personify "girl power"? Intrepid women heroes: When Nelson Mandela was imprisoned in South Africa’s brutal Robben Prison, he tirelessly turned to the poem Invictus. The inspirational verse by the Victorian William Ernest Henley, penned on the occasion of the amputation of his leg. Still I Rise takes its title from a work by Maya Angelou and it resonates with the same spirit of an unconquerable soul, a woman who is captain of her fate. Just as Invictus brought solace to generations so does the contemporary classic. Still I Rise embodies the strength of character of the inspiring women profiled. Each chapter will outline the fall and rise of great women heroes who smashed all obstacles, rather than let all obstacles smash them. The book offers hope to those undergoing their own Sisyphean struggles. Intrepid women heroes are the antithesis of the traditional damsels in distress; rather than waiting for the prince, they took salvation into their own hands. Celebrate girl power! Women leaders in history celebrated in this book include: Madame C. J. Walker-first female American millionaire Aung San Suu Kyi-Burma’s first lady of freedom Betty Shabazz-civil rights activist Nellie Sachs-Holocaust survivor and Nobel Prize recipient Selma Lagerlof-first woman Nobel Laureate Fannie Lou Hamer-American voting rights activist Bessie Coleman-first African-American female pilot Wilma Randolph-first woman to win three gold medals Sonia Sotomayor-first Hispanic Supreme Court justice Wangari Maathai-Nobel Prize winner Winnifred Mandela-freedom fighter Lois Wilson-founder of Al-Anon Roxanne Quimby-co-founder of Burt’s Bees

Summary And Analysis Of The Zookeeper S Wife A War Story

Author: Worth Books
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504021886
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So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Zookeeper’s Wife tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Diane Ackerman’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of The Zookeeper’s Wife includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter overviews Profiles of the main characters Detailed timeline of key events Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman: The Zookeeper’s Wife is the story of two unsung heroes of World War II: Jan and Antonina Żabiński, Polish zookeepers who risked their lives to rescue Jews from death at the hands of the Nazis. The heroic couple hid more than three hundred fugitives in their home and in the empty animal cages of the Warsaw Zoo. Diane Ackerman vividly evokes the extreme brutality and heroism that defined WWII-era Poland. The Zookeeper’s Wife is a testament to the bravery of those who resisted tyranny through radical compassion. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.

100 Nasty Women Of History

Author: Hannah Jewell
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473671272
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'Both heartbreaking and hilarious, this book aims to give every woman "who gave zero f*cks" the respect and notoriety they have always deserved and long been denied. Vital reading' STYLIST magazine 'A fun, hilarious read that will make a fantastic addition to your feminist library and historical knowledge' ANN SHEN, author of Bad Girls Throughout History 'Laugh-out-loud funny and inspiring . . . Read it to pick a glorious new role model, collect awesome cocktail party banter, and feel more connected to strong women all across time' KRISTA SUH, creator of the Pussyhat Project and author of DIY Rules for a WTF World * * * * * * These are the women who were deemed too nasty for their times - too nasty to be recognised, too nasty to be paid for their work and sometimes too nasty to be allowed to live. When you learn about women in history, it's hard not to wonder: why do they all seem so prim and proper? The truth is, you're probably not being told the whole story. Also, (mostly male) historians keep leaving out or glossing over some of the most badass women who ever walked the surface of this planet. Fake news! But fret not. Former Buzzfeed senior writer and Washington Post pop culture host Hannah Jewell has got you covered. In 100 Nasty Women of History, Hannah will spill the tea on: the women with impressive kill counts the women who wrote dangerous things the women who fought empires and racists the women who knew how to have a good-ass time the women who punched Nazis (metaphorically but also not) And that's just half of the women in this book. That's pretty metal. So, if you think that Nasty Women are a new thing, think again. They've always been around - you just haven't always heard of them. Take these stories and tell them to your friends. Write them on a wall. Sneakily tell them to your niece (who's old enough to hear the bad words, of course). Post them to your local MP (especially if it's a man). Make your friends dress up as Nasty Women for Halloween. These are the 100 Nasty Women of History who gave zero f*cks whatsoever. These are the 100 Nasty Women of History who made a difference. These are the 100 Nasty Women of History whom everyone needs to know about, right now.

Life In The Nazi Ghettos

Author: Hallie Murray
Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 0766098354
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Nazi control of Germany was marked by the insidious escalation of anti-Semitic policies, as Jews were first forced to self-identify, then were violently pushed to relocate from their apartments to the poorest areas of town, where their movements and livelihoods were tightly controlled by German soldiers. The ghettos were isolated from the rest of the city and subject to ever-increasingly restrictions the resulted in overcrowding, disease, and starvation. Readers will also learn the terrifying aftermath of the liquidation of the ghettos, as it was revealed that they were primarily meant as holding cells on the way to death camps. These stories will not only open conversation into the horrors of anti-Semitism in Germany, but will also lead to discussions of anti-Semitism and Jewish ghettos elsewhere in history.

Irena Sendler

Author: Anna Mieszkowska
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
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This title tells the univerally appealing story of Irena Sendler, who saved the lives of 2,500 Jewish children in Poland during the Holocaust.

Irena S Jars Of Secrets

Author: Marcia Kay Vaughan
Publisher: Lee & Low Books
ISBN: 9781600604393
Size: 79.70 MB
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"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.