Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto

Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto

By Susan Goldman Rubin; Bill Farnsworth (Illustrator)

Holiday House, Library Binding, 9780823422517, 40pp.

Publication Date: February 14, 2011


IIrena Sendler, a Polish social worker, helped nearly four hundred Jewish children out of the Warsaw Ghetto and into hiding during World War II.

About the Author
Susan Goldman Rubin is the author of the award-winning "Fireflies in the Dark" (Holiday House) and "Searching for Anne Frank" (Harry N. Abrams. She wrote this book at the suggestion of her friend and colleague, Adaire Klein, the archivist at the Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, California, where the actual flag is on display.

Bill Farnsworth is a nationally known illustrator, painter, and educator of art. He has illustrated more than fifty books, including the beloved Kaya series for American Girl. Farnsworth previously collaborated with Pam Flowers on "Big-Enough, Anna" and "Ellie s Long Walk". Farnsworth s children's books have won accolades such as the Teachers Choice Award, the 2005 Patricia Gallagher Award, and the 2007 Volunteer State Book Award. He currently lives with his wife in Venice, Florida.