Below is a selection of books by and about Janusz Korczak in English.
By Korczak for Children:
King Matt The First, 1923, translated 1986, Noonday Press
Kaytek the Wizard, 1933, translated 2012, The Polish Book Institute
By Korczak for Adults:
When I Am Little Again, 1925, translated 1992, University Press of America
The Child’s Right to Respect, 1929, translated 1992, University Press of America
Ghetto Diary, translated 1978 by Holocaust Library, Yale University Press
Loving Every Child, Wisdom for Parents, edited by Sandra Joseph, 2007, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
A Voice for the Child, edited by Sandra Joseph, 1999, Thorsons
Janusz Korczak wrote notes for teachers and his own reflections, 14 volumes of which have been compiled in Polish by Korczakianum (repository of all Janusz Korczak’s books). To read some of them in English translation, published in 1967, visit the Janusz Korczak Legacy page of the Janusz Korczak Association of Canada.
About Korczak for Children:
King Matt by Stephen Greenhorn, 2001, Capercaillie Books (play)
The Champion of Children, The Story of Janusz Korczak by Tomek Bogacki, 2009, Frances Foster Books
A Hero and The Holocaust, The Story of Janusz Korczak and His Children by David A. Adler, 2002, Holiday House, NY
Janusz Korczak’s Children by Gloria Spielman, 2007, KAR-BEN Publishing
They Called Him “Mister Doctor” by Irene Cohen-Janea, 2015, Toronto Annick Press (for older children)
Taking Root: My Life as a Child – the biography of Shlomo Nadel by Lea Lipiner, 2015, Toronto, Janusz Korczak Association of Canada and Office of Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth (for older children)
White House in a Grey City – written and illustrated by Itzchak Belfer, 2016, Toronto, Janusz Korczak Association of Canada and Office of Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth (for older children)
About Korczak for Adults:
The King of Children, The Life and Death of Janusz Korczak by Betty Jean Lifton, 1988, St. Martin’s Press
Healers and Heroes, Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times by Clif Cleaveland, MD, 2004, American College of Physician
May Their Lot Be Lighter…Of Janusz Korczak and His Pupils by Olga Medvedeva-Nathoo, 2012, Wydawnictwo Naukowe UAM
Janusz Korczak Photobiography by Maciej Sadowski, 2012, Iskry
Korczak, Tokarzewski and Us by Hanna Rudnianska, 2005, Rabid
The Gate of Light – Janusz Korczak, the Eduucator and Writer Who Overcame the Holocaust by Adir Cohen, 1994, Associated University Press
The Holocaust: A History of Courage and Resistance by Bea Stadtler, 1973, Behrman House, chapter on Father of Orphans, pp 81-88
The Book of Aaron by Jim Shepard, 2015, Alfred A. Knopf
Janusz Korczak: A Sculptor of Children’s Souls by Marcia Talmage Schneider, 2015, Wordsmithy. Available on Amazon or directly from the author at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For free online access to some of the books listed above, visit the website of Janusz Korczak Association of Canada by clicking here.