Yeva Skalietska was 12 years old when Russia Invaded the Ukraine. She traveled with her grandmother and over 8 million Ukrainians who fled the country during the first months of the war in search of safety. Yeva started a new life in Ireland and became a globally published author when she wrote a book based on a diary she began when the bombs started dropping of Kharkiv.
Yeva’s powerful story is one worth sharing with older kids as well as tweens, and teens.
Meanwhile, whether encountering war directly like Yeva, or indirectly like kids in the US, war can have a deleterious impact on children. This is one reason that, among my books for 9 year olds and up, I wrote the book, Good Answers to Tough Questions About Disasters.
This book talks to kids about Natural Disasters and Manmade Disasters–with the side effects of war being among the most consequential of manmade disasters.
By talking openly and answering questions honestly about manmade disasters including war, children can feel more empowered to survive the disasters if and when they happen.
Use the code MANMADE for a FREE Download of Good Answers to Tough Questions About Disasters and the Junkroom Band’s Gig Goes Global graphic novel