You Don't Know What War Is

The Diary of a Young Girl from Ukraine

By Yeva Skalietska (Author)


Format Hardcover, Jacketed


You Don't Know What War Is

The Diary of a Young Girl from Ukraine

by Yeva Skalietska
An important, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful memoir about the ongoing Russian-Ukrainian war as told through the diary entries of a young Ukrainian girl.

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 irrevocably shattered. On February 24, 2022, her city was suddenly under attack as Russia launched its horrifying invasion. Yeva and her grandmother ran to a basement bunker, where she began writing this diary. She describes the bombings they endured while sheltering underground, and their desperate journey to West Ukraine. She shares her confusion about why the Russians would attack them, since she speaks Russian and follows many of their customs. After many endless train rides and a prolonged stay in an overcrowded refugee center in Hungary—because several countries in Europe refused them entry—Yeva and her beloved grandmother eventually find refuge in Dublin, where she bravely begins to forge a new life, hoping she’ll be able to return home one day.

Yeva Skalietska is a 12-year-old from Ukraine who has experienced the hardships of war, relating her stories through diary entries that will resonate throughout the world. She now lives with her grandmother in Dublin, Ireland.

Pub Date: 10/25/2022

ISBN: 9781454949695

Price: $19.99 / $25.99 CAN

Format: Hardcover, Jacketed

Pages: 128 pages, 1C + b-w photos

Trim: 5 x 7.5 x 0 Inches

Territories: US/Can

Category: Biography/Autobiography / Memoir

Publisher: Union Square & Co.