Doctor Esperanto and the Language of Hope

Written by
Illustrated by
Zosia Dzierzawska
Last Sent to Families: February 2022


Leyzer Zamenhof was surrounded by people who didn't know how to communicate with each other. Yiddish, German, Polish, Russian -- with so many languages, it was sometimes too easy to misunderstand each other. Zamenhof dreamed of a single language that would allow people from all backgrounds to make themselves understood, and maybe even help achieve peace. That's why he began calling himself Dr. Esperanto: one who hopes.

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How do words connect or divide us?

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