Webinars 90th: Commemorating the 90th anniversary year of the Holodomor
HREC Education presents a free webinar series of dynamic talks with authors of primary, middle-grade and young adult fiction featuring their recently published novels relating to the Holodomor. The series will run from Fall of 2022 into Fall of 2023 to commemorate the 90th anniversary year of the Holodomor. Webinars will be introduced by HREC Director of Education Valentina Kuryliw and hosted by Mateusz Świetlicki.
THURSDAY APRIL 20, 2023 • 7:30 PM EST / 6:30 PM CST / 5:30 PM MST
Author Katherine Marsh talks about her latest novel The Lost Year.
A brilliant middle-grade survival story that traces a harrowing family secret back to the Holodomor, a terrible famine that devastated Soviet Ukraine in the 1930s. When thirteen-year-old Matthew finds a tattered black-and-white photo in his great-grandmother’s belongings, he discovers a clue to a hidden chapter of her past, one that will lead to a life-shattering family secret. Set in alternating timelines that connect the present-day to the 1930s and the USA to the USSR.
THURSDAY MARCH 2, 2023 • 7:30 PM EST / 6:30 PM CST / 5:30 PM MST
Author Carola Schmidt talks about her children’s storybook, Tell Me A Story Babushka along with illustrator Anita Barghigiani.
When a little girl asks her Baba to tell her a story about a princess and a monster what she hears is so much more — the true tale of the arrest and deportation of her grandmother’s family to a concentration camp in Siberia during the Holodomor. She escapes to freedom with the help of a secret message hidden in a nesting doll. The perfect happily ever after!
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 17, 2022 • 7:30 PM EST / 6:30 PM CST / 5:30 PM MST
Author Adrian Lysenko talks about his graphic novel, Five Stalks of Grain with illustrator Ivanka Theodosia Galadza
A powerful and haunting graphic novel that tells a story of tragedy and survival during the Holodomor, the terror-famine that claimed millions of lives in Soviet Ukraine.
THURSDAY OCTOBER 13, 2022 • 7:30 PM EDT
Author Marsha Skrypuch talks about her latest novel, Winterkill
This incredibly gripping and timely story set during the Holodomor in 1930s Ukraine introduces young readers to a pivotal moment in history – and helps students understand current events in Ukraine.
OCTOBER 2022 / NOVEMBER 2022 / MARCH 2023 / APRIL 2023 / OCTOBER 2023 / NOVEMBER 2023
HREC Education presents a free webinar series of dynamic talks with authors of primary, middle-grade and young adult fction featuring their recently published novels relating to the Holodomor.
The series runs from Fall of 2022 into Fall of 2023. Webinars are introduced by HREC Director of Education Valentina Kuryliw and hosted by Mateusz Świetlicki.