Marsha Skrypuch

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Born 1954
Occupation Author
Genre Children's Literature

Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch (born 1954) is a Ukrainian Canadian children's writer who lives in Brantford, Ontario.

She received a BA in English and a Master of Library Science from the University of Western Ontario, and began writing fiction in 1992. Her first book, Silver Threads, was published in 1996.[1]

Marsha Skrypuch is the author of many books for children and young adults, especially focussing on novels about Armenian immigrants.

Works[edit]

  • Silver Threads - 1996
  • The Best Gifts - 1998
  • The Hunger - 1999
  • Enough - 2000
  • Hope's War - 2001
  • Nobody's Child - 2003
  • Aram's Choice - 2006
  • Kobzar's Children: A Century of Untold Ukrainian Stories - 2006
  • Dear Canada: Prisoners in the Promised Land: The Ukrainian Internment Diary of Anya Soloniuk, Spirit Lake, Quebec, 1914 - 2007
  • Daughter of War - 2008
  • Call Me Aram - 2009
  • A Christmas To Remember - 2009 -- "An Unexpected Visitor" was written by Skrypuch for this anthology.
  • Stolen Child - 2010
  • Last Airlift: A Vietnamese Orphan's Rescue from War - 2011
  • Making Bombs For Hitler - 2012
  • One Step At A Time: A Vietnamese Child Finds Her Way - 2012
  • When Mama Goes to Work - 2013
  • Underground Soldier - 2014
  • Dance of the Banished - 2014

Awards[edit]

  • 1996, Taras Shevchenko for Silver Threads
  • 2000, CCBC's Our Choice Award for The Hunger
  • 2001, CCBC's Our Choice Award for Enough
  • 2002, CCBC's Our Choice Award for Hope's War
  • 2004 CCBC's Our Choice Award for Nobody's Child
  • 2006 CCBC's Our Choice for Aram's Choice
  • 2008 Order of Princess Olga, for her writing on the Holodomor, in particular her book Enough
  • 2010 Woman of Distinction, World Congress of Ukrainian Women's Organizations
  • 2010 Calliope Award for outstanding writing and mentoring, Humber School for Writers
  • 2011 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award for the Americas, for Stolen Child[2]
  • 2012 CCBC Best Books for Kids: Last Airlift
  • 2012 CCBC Best Books For Kids: Stolen Child
  • 2012 CCBC Best Books For Kids, Starred Review: Making Bombs For Hitler
  • 2012 CCBC Best Books for Kids: Making Bombs For Hitler
  • 2013 Red Cedar Book Award Winner in category "Information", Last Airlift[3]
  • 2013 Silver Birch Fiction Winner: Making Bombs For Hitler
  • 2014 Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award: Making Bombs For Hitler[4]
  • 2014 Silver Birch non-fiction Winner: One Step At A Time: A Vietnamese Child Finds Her Way[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CM Magazine Profile: Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch". Umanitoba.ca. Retrieved 2015-07-31. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-09. Retrieved 2011-06-11. 
  3. ^ https://www.redcedaraward.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/2015_2016_Previous_rc_readers.pdf
  4. ^ "Award Ceremony 2014 - Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Awards". www.myrca.ca. Retrieved 2016-09-05. 
  5. ^ "Author Marsha Skrypuch wins Silver Birch Award". Brantford Expositor. Retrieved 2016-09-05. 

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