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Doctor Esperanto and the Language of Hope

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Meet the boy who made up his own language -- and brought hope to millions.

Once there was a town of many languages but few kind words. Growing up Jewish in Bialystok, Poland, in the late 1800s, young Leyzer Zamenhof was surrounded by languages: Russian, Yiddish, German, Polish, and many others. But the multiethnic Bialystok was full of mistrust and suspicion, and Leyzer cou
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Hardcover, 40 pages
Published March 12th 2019 by Candlewick Press

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Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Doctor Espéranto
Written By: Mars Rockliff
Illustrated by: Zosia Dzierzawska

I received a free ARC of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

Wow, I loved this book! It is a fantastic story about a truly inspiring family.

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I had no idea about the story behind the Espéranto language. Zamenhof was a Jew born in Russian occupied Poland and so he heard and learned multiple languages as a child. His theory was that a common language (such as Espéranto which combined elements of many languages) w
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What a great historical story! Charming illustrations, well-crafted text, and excellent background information.
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Mara Rockliff is the author of many lively historical books for children, including Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France, winner of the Cook Prize and an Orbis Pictus Honor book.

Her newest titles are Lights! Camera! Alice! The Thrilling True Adventures of the First Woman Filmmaker and Born to Swing: Lil Hardin Armstrong's Life in Jazz. Other recent books includ
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