Placentia Library Reading List and Bibliography: Ukraine

Placentia Library Reading List and Bibliography, updated March 2022

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Materials for Adults and Teens:

Physical library resources:


  • Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer – AF FOER J 
  • The Last Green Valley by Mark Sullivan – AHF SULLIVAN M 


  • Klitschko ADNF 796.8 KLIT – dvd (about the brothers who are included on Putin’s list) 
  • The Babushkas of Chernobyl ADNF 363.1 BABU - dvd 
  • Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster by Adam Higginbotham – ANF 363.1799 HIGG 
  • Chernobyl: A Five-part Miniseries – ADF TV CHER - dvd 
  • The Daughters of Yalta by Catherine Grace Katz – ANF 940.53141 KATZ 

Online Resources: 


  • Ukraine by Serhy Yekelchyk –eaudiobook 
  • Ukraine by Anders Aslund – ebook 
  • To Get Ukraine by Oleksandr Shyshko – ebook 
  • My Ukraine by Chrystia Freeland – ebook 
  • Ukraine: The History and Legacy of Ukraine from the Middle Ages to Today by Charles River Editors – eaudiobook 
  • Russia, Ukraine and the Breakup of the Soviet Union by Joseph D. Dwyer – ebook 
  • Modern Ukraine: The History of the Country Since the 20th Century by Charles River Editors, eaudiobook 

New York Times Online

Gale Products 

Gale General One File 

"A bad beginning; The war in Ukraine." The Economist, 26 Feb. 2022, p. 23(US). Gale General OneFile, Accessed 1 Mar. 2022. 

"China is recalibrating its stance on Ukraine crisis." Country Report: China, 28 Feb. 2022, p. NA. Gale General OneFile, 


The Conflict in Ukraine:  What Everyone Needs to Know by Serhy Yekelchyk 

Ukraine's military faces tough choices. (2022, Mar 02). Sydney Morning Herald 

Putin's nightmare: How Zelensky is winning the propaganda war. Crisp, J. (2022, Mar 02). Dominion Post 

Zelensky, from whimsy to world stage. Andrews, T. M., & Ashley, F. M. (2022, Mar 01). The Washington Post. 

Materials for Children: 

Print Resources: 


  • The Mitten: A Ukranian Tale adapted by Jan Brett 398.2 BRETT 
  • The Enemy Above by Michael P. Spradlin – CF SPRADLIN M 
  • Making Bombs for Hitler by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch – CF SKRYPUCH M 
  • The Blackbird Girls by Anne Blankman – CF BLANKMAN A 
  • Louder than Words by Kathy Kacer – CF KACER K 


  • Chernobyl by Todd Kortemeier – CNF 363.179 KORT 

Online Resources: 


Ukraine by Megan Borgert-S "Ukraine: Government." CultureGrams Online Edition, ProQuest, 2022, Accessed 01 March 2022. paniol (part of the Exploring Countries series) ebook 

Ukraine by Julie Murray (part of the Exploring Countries series) ebook 

Ukraine by Alicia Z. Klepeis (part of the Country Profiles series) ebook 

ProQuest Culture Grams Kids Edition 

"Ukraine: Land and Climate." CultureGrams Online Edition, ProQuest, 2022, Accessed 01 March 2022. 

"Ukraine: Government." CultureGrams Online Edition, ProQuest, 2022, Accessed 01 March 2022. 

"Ice Fishing." CultureGrams Online Edition, ProQuest, 2010, Accessed 01 March 2022.