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1 STEP AT A TIME
By: marsha skrypuch | Published: September 2012

An affecting sequel to Last Airlift: A Vietnamese Orphan's Rescue from War. Tuyet cannot believe her good fortune. Brought up in a Vietnamese orphanag...

An affecting sequel to Last Airlift: A Vietnamese Orphan's Rescue from War. Tuyet cannot believe her good fortune. Brought up in a Vietnamese orphanage and rescued from the invading North Vietnamese army, she has been adopted by a kind and loving family in Canada. Tuyet feels safe at last as she adjusts to a new language and unfamiliar customs. But polio has left her with a weak leg, and her foot is turned inward, making walking painful and difficult. There is only one answer; she must have a series of operations. Her dread of doctors and hospitals brings back troubling memories of helicopters, a field hospital, and another operation in Vietnam. It won't stop Tuyet, despite her fears and her overwhelming shyness. She has always dreamed of having two straight legs, of walking and running, of playing with other children, of owning a pair of shoes that actually match. Now that she has been given a chance, Tuyet is determined to do what it takes to finally stand on her own two feet.

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    9781927485026
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    Social Studies - Issues (economic, Political And Social)
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ADRIFT AT SEA
By: marsha skrypuch | Published: April 2020

Theme: Survival

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    9781772781199
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ADRIFT AT SEA
By: marsha skrypuch | Published: November 2016

It is 1981. In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, a fishing boat overloaded with 60 Vietnamese refugees drifts. The motor has failed; the hull is leakin...

It is 1981. In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, a fishing boat overloaded with 60 Vietnamese refugees drifts. The motor has failed; the hull is leaking; the drinking water is nearly gone. This is the dramatic true story recounted by Tuan Ho, who was six years old when he, his mother, and two sisters dodged the bullets of Vietnam’s military police for the perilous chance of boarding that boat. Told to multi-award-winning author Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch and illustrated by the celebrated Brian Deines, Tuan’s story has become Adrift At Sea, the first picture book to describe the flight of Vietnam’s “Boat People” refugees. Illustrated with sweeping oil paintings and complete with an expansive Author’s Note, this non-fiction picture book is all the more important as the world responds to a new generation of refugees risking all on the open water for the chance at safety and a new life.

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    9781772780055
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    Hardcover Canadian
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    Picture Book - Advanced
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ARAM'S CHOICE
By: marsha skrypuch | Published: May 2006

Aram, an orphaned Armenian boy, has been forced to leave his home in Turkey due to the genocide there, and while staying in exile in Greece he learns ...

Aram, an orphaned Armenian boy, has been forced to leave his home in Turkey due to the genocide there, and while staying in exile in Greece he learns he has the opportunity to emigrate to the far away country of Canada.

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    9781550413540
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BEST GIFTS
By: marsha skrypuch | Published: May 2013

The Best Gifts is the story of Sara and the important moments in her life. It starts with her birth and concludes when she welcomes her own baby. On e...

The Best Gifts is the story of Sara and the important moments in her life. It starts with her birth and concludes when she welcomes her own baby. On each occasion, friends and family bring gifts to celebrate. In the end, though, the most cherished gifts are the ones that cannot be purchased. The first cherished gift Sara receives is her mother's milk and the story comes full circle when she gives that same gift to her own baby. Originally published in 1998, The Best Gifts has been fully revised, with all-new illustrations and updated breastfeeding resource information.

Theme: Diversity

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    9781554552832
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    Hardcover Canadian
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CALL ME ARAM
By: marsha skrypuch | Published: November 2008

When Aram and his fellow Armenian refugees arrive in Canada, they encounter language and cultural difficulties and struggle with accepting their new E...

When Aram and his fellow Armenian refugees arrive in Canada, they encounter language and cultural difficulties and struggle with accepting their new English names and identities.

Theme: Immigration/Citizenship

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    9781554550012
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DANCE OF THE BANISHED
By: marsha skrypuch | Published: August 2014

Ali and his fiancée Zeynep dream about leaving their home in Anatolia and building a new life together in Canada. But their homeland is control...

Ali and his fiancée Zeynep dream about leaving their home in Anatolia and building a new life together in Canada. But their homeland is controlled by the Turkish government, which is on the brink of war with Britain and Russia. And although Ali finds passage to Canada to work, he is forced to leave Zeynep behind until he can earn enough to bring her out to join him. When the First World War breaks out and Canada joins Britain, Ali is declared an enemy alien. Unable to convince his captors that he is a refugee from an oppressive regime, he is thrown in an internment camp where he must count himself lucky to have a roof over his head and food to eat. Meanwhile, Zeynep is a horrified witness to the suffering of her Christian Armenian neighbours under the Young Turk revolutionary forces. Caught in a country that is destroying its own people, she is determined to save a precious few. But if her plan succeeds, will Zeynep still find a way to cross the ocean to search out Ali? And if she does, will he still be waiting for her?

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    9781927485651
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DAUGHTER OF WAR
By: marsha skrypuch | Published: April 2008

Armenian Marta disguises herself as a Muslim to escape genocide in Turkey, and must now locate her sister and fiancâe also who may have hidden t...

Armenian Marta disguises herself as a Muslim to escape genocide in Turkey, and must now locate her sister and fiancâe also who may have hidden their true identities.

Theme: Historical Fiction

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    9781554550449
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    Young Adult Fiction
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Book cover of DON'T TELL THE ENEMY
DON'T TELL THE ENEMY
By: marsha skrypuch | Published: December 2017

Krystia's family is hiding Jews from the invading Nazis, but the risks are immense. How much will she risk for her friends? A gripping story based on ...

Krystia's family is hiding Jews from the invading Nazis, but the risks are immense. How much will she risk for her friends? A gripping story based on true events. During the Soviet occupation of Ukraine during World War II, some of Krystia's family are harrassed; others are arrested and killed. When the Nazis liberate the town, they are  welcomed  with open arms. Krystia's best friend Dolik isn't so sure. His family is Jewish and there are rumours that the Nazis might be even more brutal than the Soviets. Shortly after the Nazis arrive, they discover a mass grave of Soviet prisoners and blame the slaughter on the Jews. Soon, the Nazis establish ghettoes and begin public executions of Jews. Krystia can't bear to see her friends suffering and begins smuggling food into the ghetto. When rumours circulate that the ghetto will be evacuated and the Jews will be exterminated, Krystia must decide if she's willing to risk her own family's safety to save her  friends.

Theme: War/Children and War

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    9781443128391
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    Junior Fiction
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HOPE'S WAR
By: marsha skrypuch | Published: October 2001

Short-listed for the 2004 Rocky Mountain Book Award and for the 2003 Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award and long-listed for the 2002 CBC Canada Read...

Short-listed for the 2004 Rocky Mountain Book Award and for the 2003 Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award and long-listed for the 2002 CBC Canada Reads People's Choice Book Kataryna Baliuk, a gifted fine arts student, is hoping to have a fresh start at Cawthra School for the Arts after a less-than-successful year at the neighbouring Catholic high school. But her hopes for a peaceful Grade 10 are shattered when she comes home from her first day at Cawthra and finds the RCMP interrogating her grandfather, Danylo Feschuk. Kat learns that Danylo is accused of being a policeman for the Nazis in World War II Ukraine, and what's worse, he is suspected of having participated in atrocities against civilians. When the story is exposed in the local newspaper, Kat and her family become the centre of a media storm. Her grades in school and her relationships with friends suffer. Her only support comes from her family and Ian, a classmate with whom she discovers she has more in common than just artistic promise.

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    9781895681192
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HUNGER
By: marsha skrypuch | Published: October 2002

Fifteen-year-old Paula’s perfectionism drives every facet of her life, from her marks in Grade 10 to the pursuit of a "perfect bod...

Fifteen-year-old Paula’s perfectionism drives every facet of her life, from her marks in Grade 10 to the pursuit of a "perfect body." A history project brings her face to face with her grandmother’s early life and, as she delves deeper, she is disturbed to find eerie parallels between her own struggles and what she learns of the past. As Paula slowly destroys the very body she’s trying to perfect, her spirit is torn between settling for her imperfect life or entering the shadowy mystery of her grandmother’s Armenian past. The shimmering Euphrates River beckons her, but, as she soon discovers, there are many things worse than imperfection.

From the Inside Flap: Fifteen-year-old Paula's perfectionism drives everything from her marks to her body. A history project about Paula's grandmother reveals parallels with her own struggles. "About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

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    9781895681161
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KOBZAR'S CHILDREN
By: marsha skrypuch | Published: June 2006

Due to more mature content, this book is recommended for children 14 and up. The Kobzars were the blind minstrels of Ukraine, who memorized the epic ...

Due to more mature content, this book is recommended for children 14 and up. The Kobzars were the blind minstrels of Ukraine, who memorized the epic poems and stories of 100 generations. Traveling around the country, they stopped in towns and villages along the way, where they told their tales and were welcomed by all. During the early years of Stalin's regime in the USSR, the Kobzars wove their traditional stories with contemporary warnings of soviet repression, famine, and terror. When Stalin heard of it, he called the first conference of Kobzars in Ukraine. Hundreds congregated. Then Stalin had them murdered. As the storytellers of Ukraine died, so too did their stories. Kobzar's Children is an anthology of short historical fiction, memoirs, and poems written about the Ukrainian immigrant experience. The stories span a century of history from 1905 to 2004; and they contain the voices of people who lived through internment as enemy aliens, homesteading, famine, displacement, concentration camps, and this new century's Orange Revolution. More than a collection, it is a social document that revives memories once deliberately forgotten. - Century of untold stories - Touches on all major points of Ukrainian history - Supported by the Shevchenko Foundation The collection contains historical fiction, memoirs and poems covering 100 years of Ukrainian history, written by Ukrainian-Canadian writers from Quebec, Ontario and Western Canada. The contributors are all part of a circle of writers that Skrypuch met or mentored through an internet-based writers' group that she set up. The group's members, both established authors and novices, read and critiqued each others' works. All royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to the Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Association

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    9781550419979
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LAST AIRLIFT
By: marsha skrypuch | Published: September 2011

Theme: War/Children and War

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    9780986949517
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MAKING BOMBS FOR HITLER
By: marsha skrypuch | Published: February 2012

In this companion book to the award-winning Stolen Child, a young girl is forced into slave labour in a munitions factory in Nazi Germany. In Stolen ...

In this companion book to the award-winning Stolen Child, a young girl is forced into slave labour in a munitions factory in Nazi Germany. In Stolen Child, Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch introduced readers to Larissa, a victim of Hitler's largely unknown Lebensborn program. In this companion novel, readers will learn the fate of Lida, her sister, who was also kidnapped by the Germans and forced into slave labour - an Ostarbeiter. In addition to her other tasks, Lida's small hands make her the perfect candidate to handle delicate munitions work, so she is sent to a factory that makes bombs. The gruelling work and conditions leave her severely malnourished and emotionally traumatized, but overriding all of this is her concern and determination to find out what happened to her vulnerable younger sister. With rumours of the Allies turning the tide in the war, Lida and her friends conspire to sabotage the bombs to help block the Nazis' war effort. When her work camp is finally liberated, she is able to begin her search to learn the fate of her sister. In this exceptional novel Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch delivers a powerful story of hope and courage in the face of incredible odds.

Theme: War/Children and War, Child Labour

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    9781443107303
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MAKING BOMBS FOR HITLER
By: marsha skrypuch | Published: February 2017

The companion book to the award-winning Stolen Child - now in a hardcover edition! Lida thought she was safe. Yes, her neighbors wearing the yellow s...

The companion book to the award-winning Stolen Child - now in a hardcover edition! Lida thought she was safe. Yes, her neighbors wearing the yellow star were all taken away, but Lida and her family are not Jewish. They will be fine, won't they? But Lida cannot escape the horrors of World War II. She loses her parents, and is ripped away from her beloved sister, Larissa. The Nazis take Lida to a brutal work camp, where she and other Ukrainian children are forced into backbreaking labor. Starving and terrified, Lida bonds with her fellow prisoners, but none of them know if they'll live to see tomorrow. When Lida and her friends are assigned to make bombs for the German army, Lida cannot stand the thought of helping the enemy. Then she has an idea. What if she sabotaged the bombs . . . and the Nazis? Can she do so without getting caught? And if she's freed, will she ever find her sister again? This pulse-pounding novel of survival, courage, and hope shows us a lesser-known piece of history - and is sure to keep readers captivated until the last page.

Theme: Child Labour, War/Children and War

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    9780545931915
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NOBODY'S CHILD
By: marsha skrypuch | Published: September 2003

Even though Mariam, her siblings, and their friend Kevork become orphans after the 1909 massacre of Armenians in Turkey's Adana Province, their sustai...

Even though Mariam, her siblings, and their friend Kevork become orphans after the 1909 massacre of Armenians in Turkey's Adana Province, their sustaining hope, as six years later in 1915 they face "deportation," is to be reunited with the remaining members of their family.

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    9781550024425
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SILVER THREADS
By: marsha skrypuch | Published: April 2004

Silver Threads is the magical story of Anna and Ivan, two young newly-weds who escape poverty and hardship in Ukraine to start a new life on the Canad...

Silver Threads is the magical story of Anna and Ivan, two young newly-weds who escape poverty and hardship in Ukraine to start a new life on the Canadian frontier. As they struggle to build their homestead, World War I breaks out. And when Ivan volunteers to fight for his new homeland, tragedy strikes. While Anna works and waits alone, hope comes from an unexpected source. Based on true events, (see Internment of Ukrainians in Canada 1914-1920) Silver Threads is a stirring lesson in history and a heart-warming tale of love and faith.

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    9781550419030
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STOLEN CHILD
By: marsha skrypuch | Published: February 2010

Stolen from her family by the Nazis, Nadia is a young girl who tries to make sense of her confusing memories and haunting dreams. Bit by bit she start...

Stolen from her family by the Nazis, Nadia is a young girl who tries to make sense of her confusing memories and haunting dreams. Bit by bit she starts to uncover the truth-that the German family she grew up with, the woman who calls herself Nadia's mother, are not who they say they are. Beyond her privileged German childhood, Nadia unearths memories of a woman singing her a lullaby, while the taste of gingersnap cookies brings her back to a strangely familiar, yet unknown, past. Piece by piece, Nadia comes to realize who her real family was. But where are they now? What became of them? And what is her real name? This story of a Lebensborn girl-a child kidnapped for her "Aryan looks" by the Nazis in their frenzy to build a master race-reveals one child's fierce determination to uncover her past against incredible odds.

Theme: Holocaust

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    9780545986120
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STOLEN GIRL
By: marsha skrypuch | Published: September 2020

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    9781338665147
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STOLEN GIRL
By: marsha skrypuch | Published: February 2019

The gripping story of a Ukrainian girl who was kidnapped as a child to be raised by a Nazi family - now in hardcover! This was previously published,...

The gripping story of a Ukrainian girl who was kidnapped as a child to be raised by a Nazi family - now in hardcover! This was previously published, and is currently available in paperback, under the title Stolen Child. Nadia is haunted by World War II. Her memories of the war are messy, coming back to her in pieces and flashes she can't control. Though her adoptive mother says they are safe now, Nadia's flashbacks keep coming. Sometimes she remembers running, hunger, and isolation. But other times she remembers living with a German family, and attending big rallies where she was praised for her light hair and blue eyes. The puzzle pieces don't quite fit together, and Nadia is scared by what might be true. Could she have been raised by Nazis? Were they her real family? What part did she play in the war? What Nadia finally discovers about her own history will shock her. But only when she understands the past can she truly face her future. Inspired by startling true events, Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch delivers a gripping and poignant story of one girl's determination to uncover her truth.

Theme: War/Children and War

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    9781338233049
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TRAPPED IN HITLER'S WEB
By: marsha skrypuch | Published: October 2020

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    9781338672589
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TRAPPED IN HITLER'S WEB
By: marsha skrypuch | Published: October 2020

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UNDERGROUND SOLDIER
By: marsha skrypuch | Published: January 2014

A companion to the award-winning books Stolen Child and Making Bombs for Hitler. Fourteen-year-old Luka works as an Ostarbeiter in Nazi-occupied Eas...

A companion to the award-winning books Stolen Child and Making Bombs for Hitler. Fourteen-year-old Luka works as an Ostarbeiter in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe, alongside Lida from Making Bombs for Hitler. Desperate to escape the brutal conditions of the labour camp, he manages to get away by hiding in a truck under a pile of dead bodies. Once free, Luka joins a group of Ukrainian resistance fighters. Caught between advancing Nazis in the west and Soviet troops in the east, they mount guerilla raids, help POW escapees, and do all they can to make life hard for the Nazis and Soviets. After the war, Luka must decide whether to follow Lida to Canada - or stay in Europe and search for his long-lost mother. Underground Soldier is a companion book to Stolen Child and Making Bombs for Hitler, and a perfect entry point into the series for new readers, as the books can be read in any order.

Theme: Diversity, War/Children and War

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    9781443124379
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WAR BELOW
By: marsha skrypuch | Published: May 2020

This companion novel to Skrypuch's Making Bombs for Hitler follows a boy who joins the underground Ukrainian resistance in the fight against Hitler. T...

This companion novel to Skrypuch's Making Bombs for Hitler follows a boy who joins the underground Ukrainian resistance in the fight against Hitler. The Nazis took Luka from his home in Ukraine and forced him into a labor camp. Now, Luka has smuggled himself out -- even though he left behind his dearest friend, Lida. Someday, he vows, he'll find her again. But first, he must survive. Racing through the woods and mountains, Luka evades capture by both Nazis and Soviet agents. Though he finds some allies, he never knows who to trust. As Luka makes difficult choices in order to survive, desperate rescues and guerilla raids put him in the line of fire. Can he persevere long enough to find Lida again or make it back home where his father must be waiting for him? Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch delivers another action-packed story, inspired by true events, of daring quests and the crucial decisions we make in the face of war.

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    9781338608335
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