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Hope Is All Around Us

January 10, 2018

Jars Of Hope

by Jennifer Roy

 

I can't even put into words how excited I was when we walked into our library here in Belgium and saw Jars Of Hope on display! 

 

After reading and rereading here are my thoughts on Jars Of Hope:

 

Jars Of Hope offers a very real, raw account of a woman who did everything she could to help people in need. The story of Irena Sendler is one that is inspiring and full of hope. I feel that Jennifer Roy did a great job of turning Irena Sendler's story into a book that children will find interesting and thought-provoking.

 

I know that I personally walked away from Jars Of Hope Googling Irena Sendler to learn more about her bravery. I found this amazing video from Capstone that is great to watch as a trailer before reading Jars Of Hope. 
 

 

“Every child saved with my help is the justification of my existence on this Earth, and not a title to glory.” 
-Irena Sendler

 

While researching I also found a very neat project called Life in a Jar. This project started in 1999 when students from rural Kansas discovered Irena Sendler while working on a research project. Now after 375 presentations of Life in a Jar, a website, a motion picture and award-winning book, Irena is known to the world. As a child survivor, Renata Zajdman, a close friend of the project, says, “The young men and women of Kansas put Irena’s story on the map.”

 

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All my best,

 

Brianna 

 

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