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Happy Multicultural Children’s Book Day!

January 27th, 2017

On Multicultural Children’s Book Day we are pleased to celebrate books written by or in collaboration with people of various cultures. Knowing this collection should be larger, we encourage submissions from authors and illustrators from every background. This is the fourth year running for Multicultural Children’s Book Day mission is to raise awareness for the […]

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Marking 40 Years Since the Vietnamese Orphan Airlift

April 13th, 2015

40 years ago this month, approximately 3,000 orphans, mostly babies, were hurried onto airplanes departing Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City). The city was about to fall to the North Vietnamese forces, and humanitarian organizations worried that many orphans, especially those fathered by American soldiers or those with disabilities, would be at risk. Families in […]

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Publishers Weekly features books that help kids cope with war

September 16th, 2013

Publishers Weekly recently published an article by Sally Lodge featuring books for children that “sort through the complexities of war.” One of these books is Last Airlift: A Vietnamese Orphan’s Rescue from War by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch. Lodge writes, “This true story examines one girl’s life in a Saigon orphanage, her dramatic rescue and relocation […]

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Orphans in Childrens’ Literature review of Last Airlift

June 11th, 2013

“Last Airlift is a great addition to the classroom library because it is non-fiction, which I would promote as much as possible.  The story provides integration with history as it will provoke discussion of the Vietnam War.” Click here to read the full review. -Leslie Mayer

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Library Matters reviews Last Airlift

May 21st, 2013

“Last Airlift won the non-fiction Red Cedar Club Award this year. All the students at Dickens who have read it enjoyed it immensely. I even have a couple creating a book trailer for it. Because I hadn’t yet got around to reading it, last weekend I took it home. It is indeed a great and […]

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Last Airlift wins the Red Cedar Award

May 9th, 2013

Congratulations to Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, whose book Last Airlift: A Vietnamese Orphan’s Rescue from War has just won the Red Cedar Information Book Award. More than 2,000 votes were cast by students across British Columbia for this year’s Red Cedar Awards. To learn more, visit the Red Cedar website. Last Airlift has also been nominated […]

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Last Airlift Top 5 finalist for CYBILS

May 3rd, 2013

We are delighted to announce that Last Airlift: A Vietnamese Orphan’s Rescue from War by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch is a Top 5 Finalist for the 2012 CYBILS (Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary) Awards in the category of Non-Fiction (MG/YA). The title is in good company with Bomb: The Race to Build – and Steal […]

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