Marsha Skrypuch

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Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
Marsha Skrypuch at the Eden Mills Writers' Festival in 2018
Skrypuch reading at the Eden Mills Writers' Festival in 2018
Born1954
OccupationAuthor
GenreChildren'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
  • Adrift at Sea: A Vietnamese Boy's Story of Survival – 2017
  • Don't Tell the Enemy – 2018

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]
  • 2014 Underground Soldier: Starred Selection, CCBC Best Books for Kids
  • 2015 Underground Soldier: Geoffrey Bilson Award nominee
  • 2015 Dance of the Banished: Geoffrey Bilson Award WINNER
  • 2015 Dance of the Banished: Junior Library Guild selection April
  • 2015 Dance of the Banished: CCBC Best Books for Kids
  • 2015 Dance of the Banished: The White Ravens selection 2015
  • 2016 Dance of the Banished: USBBY Outstanding International Book
  • 2016 Underground Soldier: Kobzar Literary Award nominee
  • 2016 Adrift At Sea: Resource Links Best Book
  • 2017 Adrift At Sea: Starred selection: ABC CLIO
  • 2017 Adrift At Sea: Starred selection: CCBC Best Books for Kids
  • 2017 The Best Gifts: Storytelling World Resource Honor Book
  • 2017 Adrift At Sea: 2017 Canadian Children’s Literature Roundtables Information Book Award, Honour Book
  • 2017 Adrift At Sea: Cybils Finalist for MG non-fiction.
  • 2018 Adrift At Sea: Golden Oak Award shortlist,
  • 2018–19 Adrift At Sea: Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice nominee,
  • 2018 Adrift At Sea: Selected for Pope Francis exhibit, Bologna Italy,

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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