Search Results: "Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch"


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DANCE OF THE BANISHED by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
CHILDREN'S
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 >

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DAUGHTER OF WAR by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
FICTION
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 >

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CHILDREN'S
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 >

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CHILDREN'S
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 >

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WHEN MAMA GOES TO WORK by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
CHILDREN'S
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 >

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MAKING BOMBS FOR HITLER by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
CHILDREN'S
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 >

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ADRIFT AT SEA by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
CHILDREN'S
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 >

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GREEK: DOUBLE DATE by Marsha Warner
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2010

"The premise is mild fun, but because it centers around previously established characters, the appeal is mostly limited to those who already enjoy the TV series. (Fiction. YA)"
Casey, pledge trainer for Zeta Beta Zeta, agrees to do a favor for her brother, Rusty. Read full book review >

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HOMETOWN by Marsha Qualey
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"This stunning mastery of technique makes the characterization of every person in this arresting work appear effortless. (Fiction. 12+)"
Border Baker is a tough street kid, hailing most recently from Albuquerque. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"It's not literature, but it is honest, energetic, and profoundly evocative of the deep, deep psychological imprint of the question of color in the South. (b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A troubling account of the search for roots in the racially and psychologically complex American South. Read full book review >

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IF NIGHTS COULD TALK by Marsha Recknagel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Although sections of the narrative read like a beach-book paperback, the luminous and hopeful ending—just barely—makes up for it all."
An intriguing tale about the union of an unlikely mother and son. Read full book review >

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TOO BIG A STORM by Marsha Qualey
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2004

"It's a penetrating exploration of love and loss among people who can't escape the tumult of their times. (Fiction. YA)"
Convincing characterizations highlight this exploration of the turbulent politics of 1969 and how they affect the lives of an 18-year-old girl, Brady, and her family and friends. Read full book review >