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Bogacki, Tomasz
The champion of children : the story of Janusz Korczak / Tomek Bogacki
Alternate Title Story of Janusz Korczak
1st ed
New York : Frances Foster Books/Farrar Straus Giroux, 2009
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 SOE Curriuclum Lab, Rm 267  CL j940.53 BOG    AVAILABLE
Subject Korczak, Janusz, 1878-1942
Subject(s) Jews -- Poland -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Orphanages -- Poland -- Juvenile literature
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Poland -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Subject Poland -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Physical Description 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill., col. map ; 30 cm
Note "Frances Foster Books."
Includes bibliographical references
Summary In 1912, a well-known doctor and writer named Janusz Korczak designed an extraordinary orphanage for Jewish children in Warsaw, Poland. Believing that children were capable of governing themselves, he encouraged the orphans to elect a parliament, run a court, and put out their own weekly newspaper. Even when Korczak was forced to move the orphanage into the Warsaw Ghetto after Hitler's rise to power, and couldn't afford to buy food and medicine for his charges, he never lost sight of his ideals. Fully committed to giving his children as much love as possible during a terrifying time, Korczak refused to abandon them. In his most beautiful and heartfelt book to date, Tomek Bogacki tells the story of a courageous man who, during one of the grimmest moments in world history, dedicated his life's work, and ultimately his life itself, to children
Awards Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2010
Series SOE Curriculum Lab

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