Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Book Review: Irena's Children by Tilar J. Mazzeo

This is not the first book I have read about this true story, but it is one of my favorites. Irena Sendler was a social worker who used the welfare system to help her reach children she would not have been able to help otherwise. Her story is not one that many have heard of or are familiar with.  She had many collaborators whose stories are also touched on throughout this book. Many of these collaborators, Irena included, were imprisoned, tortured, and some even killed, but none gave up Irena and her network. Irena was very skilled at coming up with new and inventive ways to help children escape from the ghetto. I am so glad that the author was able to bring more of Irena and her helpers stories to light so that this story was not lost to history. Thousands of children were saved because of this group of people and their bravery. If you want to read about heroes, get this book!!!

*Thank you to the author, the publisher, and NetGalley for providing me with an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*


  1. True stories to me are the best since they really did happen. With so many people who have lived throughout history, the writer of true stories should always have some story they can tell even if it's been told before.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

  2. I love True stories! Thanks for stopping by!