Mom’s Bookshelf – Poland

Grown-up reads that bring the world to you!

zookeeperswifeThe Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman is based on the true story of the bombed out Warsaw zoo, the couple who ran it, and how they saved the lives of hundreds of Jews during World War II by hiding them in animal cages.  Through vivid storytelling she brings the characters and time period to life.  Told through the eyes of Antonia, the zookeepers wife, the story portrays a celebration of diversity and a first-hand look at the obsessive, narrow-minded Nazi ideology.  A very grown up read to ponder while your kids are reading from the post Zoo Crew.

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