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Happy Book Birthday To BRAVE VOLODYMYR By Linda Elovitz Marshall!

We’re excited to announce the publication of BRAVE VOLODYMYR, Linda Elovitz Marshall’s latest picture book biography, by HarperCollins/Quill Tree Books! Inspired by her own Ukrainian Jewish heritage, Marshall writes a fascinating and hopeful biography of Ukrainian President Zelenskyy and his own Jewish background. The book also features bold and beautiful illustrations by Ukrainian artist Grasya Oliyko.




“Bright hopefulness.”  Publishers Weekly

“Appreciative (and properly so).” Kirkus

“A timely picture book biography…the story is relevant to democracy.” —Goodreads Reviewer



Linda Elovitz Marshall has been a sheep farmer, early childhood educator, anthropologist, and indie bookstore owner. Her books have been Sydney Taylor Notable Award winners, as well as Junior Library Guild, PJ Library, and National Science Teacher Association selections. She and her husband raised their family in a 250-year-old farmhouse in New York’s Hudson Valley. Being in Prague when Russian tanks arrived in the late 1960s, being Jewish, and having ancestors from Zolochiv, Ukraine, she knew she had to write about President Volodymyr Zelensky and the fight for Ukraine.


Congratulations, Linda, on this important and hopeful book! Get your copy from these retailers or your local indie: HarperCollins, Bookshop.org, Books-a-Million, Target. Come see Linda on Twitter, too!