The champion of children : the story of Janusz Korczak
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New York : Frances Foster Books/Farrar Straus Giroux, 2009.
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Main Library - Kids Biography
jB K842b
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Book
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1st ed.
Physical Desc
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill., col. map ; 30 cm.
Language
English
ISBN
9780374341367, 0374341362
Reading Level
LG
Level 5.9, 1 Points
Lexile measure
1030

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"Frances Foster Books."
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Includes bibliographical references.
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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.
Awards
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2010.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Bogacki, T. (2009). The champion of children: the story of Janusz Korczak. New York: Frances Foster Books/Farrar Straus Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Bogacki, Tomasz. 2009. The Champion of Children: The Story of Janusz Korczak. New York: Frances Foster Books/Farrar Straus Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Bogacki, Tomasz, The Champion of Children: The Story of Janusz Korczak. New York: Frances Foster Books/Farrar Straus Giroux, 2009.

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Bogacki, Tomasz. The Champion of Children: The Story of Janusz Korczak. New York: Frances Foster Books/Farrar Straus Giroux, 2009. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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