Brave Volodymyr: The Story of Volodymyr Zelensky and the Fight for Ukraine
Author: Linda Elovitz Marshall
Illustrator: Grasya Oliyko
Estimated Ship Date: October 3rd, 2023
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This picture book biography of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky touches on his childhood and Jewish upbringing while highlighting the importance of standing up for what one believes in, defending freedom at all costs, and maintaining hope in the face of war’s atrocities.
Volodymyr Zelensky wanted to help make Ukraine a better, kinder, more joyful place. Born to Jewish parents, Volodymyr had much love and pride for his country. Growing up, even with Ukraine’s various conflicts, he liked to make people laugh. After university, he became a comedian and actor. But he knew humor wasn’t enough to fix his nation’s ongoing problems so, in 2019, he ran for president—and won!
Leading with honesty, heart, and humor, President Zelensky stood up for what he believed in, no matter how tough the situation. And when Ukraine was invaded, he bravely defended his country, the Ukrainian people, and their right to freedom at all costs.
Featuring an author’s note, educational timeline, and more, this powerful nonfiction account by an author-illustrator team with roots in Ukraine beautifully captures President Volodymyr Zelensky’s journey to office and Ukraine’s fight for truth and independence amidst rising tensions with Russia and the start of the Russo-Ukrainian War.