Books by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

THE WAR BELOW by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
Released: April 24, 2018

"A page-turning window into a complex piece of World War II history. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
After escaping from a Nazi slave labor camp, all 13-year-old Luka Barukovich wants to do is to get back to his home in Kyiv, Ukraine, in this sequel to Skrypuch's Making Bombs for Hitler (2017). Read full book review >
MAKING BOMBS FOR HITLER by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A well-told story of persistence, lost innocence, survival, and hope. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
"You can make beauty anywhere," Lida's mother always used to say, but can Lida retain her humanity as a young Ukrainian child in a Nazi slave labor camp during World War II? Read full book review >
ADRIFT AT SEA by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"An adequate introduction to the Vietnamese refugee journey for young readers (Picture book. 7-10)"
A young Vietnamese boy and his family flee Vietnam in search of a better life. Read full book review >
DANCE OF THE BANISHED by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
Released: March 1, 2015

"An eye-opening exposé of historical outrages committed in two countries, with intriguing glimpses of a minority group that is not well-known in the Americas. (afterword) (Historical fiction. 11-14)"
World War I separates a betrothed Anatolian couple—leaving one to witness the Armenian genocide and sending the other to a prison camp…in Canada. Read full book review >
WHEN MAMA GOES TO WORK by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
Released: March 15, 2014

"Spare in both text and art, earnest in heart, limited in scope. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Various mothers and children have parallel experiences throughout their days. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Readers of this moving refugee story will celebrate as well. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
New in Canada and unable even to understand the language, Tuyet faces a painful operation to straighten an ankle bent by polio years earlier in Vietnam. Read full book review >
Released: March 15, 2012

"Immediate and compelling, this moving refugee story deserves a wide audience. (historical note, resources, index) (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
As Saigon was falling to the North Vietnamese in April 1975, those who were caring for babies and children orphaned by the war worried about the fate of their charges. A series of evacuation flights called "Operation Babylift" carried several thousand young children to other countries around the world. Read full book review >
DAUGHTER OF WAR by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
Released: June 1, 2008

"A good match with Adam Bagdasarian's Forgotten Fire (2002). (map, historical note) (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Following Nobody's Child (2003) and Aram's Choice (2006), Skrypuch continues the story of the Armenian genocide, this time focusing on the lives of Marta Hovsepian and Kevork Adomian. Read full book review >