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The champion of children : the story of Janusz Korczak

Author: Tomasz Bogacki
Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Juvenile works
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Janusz Korczak; Janusz Korczak; Janusz Korczak; Janusz Korczak
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tomasz Bogacki
ISBN: 9780374341367 0374341362
OCLC Number: 225852373
Notes: "Frances Foster Books."
Awards: Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2010
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
Other Titles: Story of Janusz Korczak
Responsibility: Tomek Bogacki.
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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.

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by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2009-11-18) Excellent Permalink

Although he came from a fairly wealthy family, Janusz Korczak was always concerned about the homeless children he saw in Warsaw.  As an adult, he gave up his medical practice and headed the orphanage for Jewish children.  When the Nazi invaded Poland and forced all Jews into the Warsaw ghetto,...
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