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Hope's War

by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

tagged: multigenerational, prejudice & racism, loners & outcasts
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Description

Short-listed for the 2004 Rocky Mountain Book Award and for the 2003 Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award and long-listed for the 2002 CBC Canada Reads People’s Choice Book
Kataryna Baliuk, a gifted fine arts student, is hoping to have a fresh start at Cawthra School for the Arts after a less-than-successful year at the neighbouring Catholic high school.

But her hopes for a peaceful Grade 10 are shattered when she comes home from her first day at Cawthra and finds the RCMP interrogating her grandfather, Danylo Feschuk. Kat learns that Danylo is accused of being a policeman for the Nazis in World War II Ukraine, and what’s worse, he is suspected of having participated in atrocities against civilians.

When the story is exposed in the local newspaper, Kat and her family become the centre of a media storm. Her grades in school and her relationships with friends suffer. Her only support comes from her family and Ian, a classmate with whom she discovers she has more in common than just artistic promise.

About the Author

Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

MARSHA FORCHUK SKRYPUCH is a Ukrainian Canadian author acclaimed for her nonfiction and historical fiction, including Faire des bombes pour Hitler, The War Below, Enfant volée, and Ne dis rien à l’ennemi. Marsha lives in Brantford, Ontario, and you can visit her online at calla.com.

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Contributor Notes

Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch's first young adult novel, The Hunger, was released to critical acclaim in 1999. She is also the author of three picture books for children. Marsha, who lives in Brantford, Ontario with her husband and son, has a BA in English and an MLS.

Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
12 to 15
Grade:
7 to 10
Awards
  • Short-listed, Rocky Mountain Book Award
  • Short-listed, Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award
  • Long-listed, CBC Canada Reads People's Choice book