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Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch has received many honours for her books, including the Ontario Library Association Silver Birch Award twice, the Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People, and the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award.

In 2008, Marsha was bestowed with the Order of Princess Olha by the Ukrainian President, in recognition of her children's book Enough which described the great Ukrainian famine that claimed millions of lives in the 1930s.

Marsha is dyslexic and did not learn to read until she taught herself at age nine with Oliver Twist — a long novel that took her a year to complete. She now considers dyslexia her secret weapon because it taught her patience and perseverance but also helps her see stories from different angles. After completing an English and Library Science degree, backpacking across Europe, and working for an industrial sales company, Marsha focused on writing. After a hundred rejections, her first book was published in 1996. Learn more about Marsha at www.calla.com.


Awards

Making Bombs for Hitler, Commended, Bank Street College of Education - Best Children's Books of the Year, 2018

Underground Soldier, Short-listed, Kobzar Literary Award, 2016

Underground Soldier, Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2015

Underground Soldier, Short-listed, Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People, 2015

Making Bombs for Hitler, Winner, Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, 2014

Making Bombs for Hitler, Short-listed, Kobzar Literary Award, 2014

Underground Soldier, Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2014

Making Bombs for Hitler, Winner, OLA Silver Birch Award, Fiction, 2013

Making Bombs for Hitler, Short-listed, Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People, 2013

Making Bombs for Hitler, Commended, OLA Best Bets, 2013

Making Bombs for Hitler, Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2012

Making Bombs for Hitler, Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2012

Stolen Child, Runner-up, Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, 2012

Stolen Child, Winner, SCBWI Crystal Kite Member Choice Award - Americas, 2011

Stolen Child, Short-listed, Canadian Library Association Book of the Year For Children, 2011

Stolen Child, Short-listed, Diamond Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice), 2011

Stolen Child, Short-listed, OLA Golden Oak Award, 2011

Stolen Child, Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2011

Stolen Child, Commended, IODE Canada Violet Downey Recommended List, 2011

Stolen Child, Commended, OLA Best Bets, 2011

Stolen Child, Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2011

Dear Canada: Prisoners in the Promised Land, Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2007

Dear Canada: Prisoners in the Promised Land, Commended, OLA Best Bets, 2007

Books

Dear Canada: Prisoners in the Promised Land
Don't Tell the Enemy
Don't Tell the Nazis
Making Bombs for Hitler
The War Below
Trapped in Hitler's Web
Underground Soldier

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