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You don't know what war is : the diary of a young girl from Ukraine / Yeva Skalietska.

Skalietska, Yeva, (author.).

"An inspiring memoir of resilience by a young survivor of the war in Ukraine, as told through her diary entries -- a harrowing and ultimately hopeful survival story. Yeva Skalietska's story begins on her twelfth birthday in Kharkiv, where she has been living with her grandmother since she was a baby. Ten days later, the only life she'd ever known was shattered. On February 24, 2022, her city was suddenly under attack as Russia launched its horrifying invasion of Ukraine. Yeva and her grandmother took shelter in a basement bunker, where she began writing this diary. She describes the bombings she endured while sheltering underground and her desperate journey west to escape the conflict raging around them. After many endless train rides and a prolonged stay in an overcrowded refugee center in Western Ukraine, Yeva and her beloved grandmother eventually find refuge in Ireland. There, she bravely begins to forge a new life, hoping she'll be able to return home one day." -- Description provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781454949695
  • Physical Description: 120 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Union Square & Co., [2022]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes glossary and endnotes.
Subject: Skalietska, Yeva > Diaries.
Children > Ukraine > Diaries.
Refugees > Ireland > Diaries.
Ukrainians > Ireland > Diaries.
Ukraine Conflict, 2014- > Diaries.
Ukraine > Personal narratives.
Refugee children > Ukraine > Diaries.
Ukraine Conflict, 2014- > Personal narratives.
Ukraine > Social life and customs.
Ukraine > History > 21st century.
Genre: Diaries.

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  • 12 of 13 copies available at SPARK Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Clinton County Libraries.


  • 0 current holds with 13 total copies.
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Friendship Community Library J 947.708 (Text) 00160352 ADULT McNaughton Non-Fiction Available -

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