Awards and Honours

Making Bombs for Hitler, US edition: Starred selection: ABS CLIO

Adrift At Sea: Resource Links Best Book for 2016
Adrift At Sea: Starred selection: ABC CLIO

The Best Gifts: 2017 Storytelling World Resource Honor Book

Dance of the Banished: Geoffrey Bilson Award WINNER 2015
Dance of the Banished: Geoffrey Bilson Award nominee 2015
Dance of the Banished: Junior Library Guild selection April 2015
Dance of the Banished: CCBC Best Books for Kids, 2015
Dance of the Banished: The White Ravens selection 2015
Dance of the Banished: USBBY selection 2015

Armenian Genocide Centenary Recognition Award

Underground Soldier: Geoffrey Bilson Award nominee 2015
Underground Soldier: Kobzar Literary Award nominee 2016
Underground Soldier: Starred Selection, CCBC Best Books for Kids, 2014
Underground Soldier: Resource Links Best Book for 2014

One Step At A Time: Silver Birch non-fiction WINNER, 2014
One Step At A Time: Bank Street Best Books of the Year for Children and YA, 2014
One Step At A Time: Horn Book, 2013
One Step At A Time: Information Book Award nomination, Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada, 2013
One Step At A Time: Starred Selection, CCBC Best Books for Kids, 2013

Making Bombs for Hitler: Geoffrey Bilson Award nominee, 2013
Making Bombs for Hitler: Kobzar Literary Award shortlist, 2014
Making Bombs for Hitler: Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice WINNER, 2014
Making Bombs for Hitler: Silver Birch fiction WINNER, 2013
Making Bombs for Hitler: Starred Selection, CCBC Best Books for Kids, 2012
Making Bombs for Hitler: OLA Best Bet, top ten middle grade for 2012
Making Bombs for Hitler: Resource Links Best Book for 2012

Last Airlift: A Bankstreet Best Children’s Book of the Year, 2013
Last Airlift: BC Red Cedar Information book WINNER for 2012-13
Last Airlift: a “CCBC Choice 2013” by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center
Last Airlift: Red Maple non-fiction HONOUR BOOK, 2013
Last Airlift: Resource Links Best Book for 2012
Last Airlift: CCBC Best Books for Kids, 2012
Last Airlift: CYBILS finalist, 2012
Last Airlift: Hamilton Book Award nomination, 2012
Last Airlift: Horn Book, 2012
Last Airlift: OLA Best Bet, top ten non-fiction list in 2011
Last Airlift:Preliminary list for the Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada 2012 Information Book Award

Stolen Child: Starred selection, CCBC Best Books for Kids, 2011
Stolen Child: 2012 Saskatchewan Diamond Willow nomination
Stolen Child: 2011 Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice HONOUR BOOK
Stolen Child: WINNER of the 2011 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award for the Americas

Stolen Child: Canadian Library Association 2011 Children’s Book of the Year nomination
Stolen Child: Resource Links Best Book, 2010
Stolen Child: OLA Best Bet, top ten juvenile fiction list in 2010
Stolen Child: Golden Oak nomination, 2011
Stolen Child: Recommended List, IODE Violet Downey Book Award 2011

CANSCAIP silver pin for volunteerism, 2010  
Calliope Award for mentorship and excellence in writing, Humber School for Writers, 2010
Named Canadian Ukrainian Woman of Distinction, World Congress of Ukrainian Women’s Organizations, 2010.
Marsha has been included in the HERSTORY 2010 Calendar, which profiles and celebrates a selection of outstanding Canadian women each year

Call Me Aram: Golden Oak nomination, 2010
Call Me Aram: Silver Birch Express nomination, 2010

Daughter of War: USBBY Outstanding International Book, 2009
Daughter of War: White Pine nominee, 2009
Daughter of War: YALSA BBYA shortlist, 2009
Daughter of War: Christian High School Book Club selection, 2009
Daughter of War: Resource Links, Best Book 2008
Daughter of War: OLA Best Bets, honourable mention

Awarded the Order of Princess Olha, from President Victor Yushchenko, Ukraine, for her works on the Holodomor (Ukrainian Famine), in particular Enough.  

Prisoners in the Promised Land: OLA Best Bets, honourable mention
Prisoners in the Promised Land: Resource Links, Best Book 2007

Aram’s Choice: Golden Oak nominee, 2008
Aram’s Choice: CLA Children’s Book of the Year, shortlist 2007
Aram’s Choice: Resource Links, Best Book 2006
Aram’s Choice: Silver Birch Express nominee, 2007

Named Canadian Ukrainian Woman of Distinction, World Congress of Ukrainian Women’s Organizations, 2006.

Nobody’s Child: nominated for:
BC Stellar Award
Ontario Red Maple Award
Alberta Rocky Mountain Book Award
Named a Resource Links Best Novel 2004

Hope’s War: nominated for:
Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award
Saskatchewan Snow Willow Award
Alberta Rocky Mountain Book Award

Enough: a Resource Links Best Picture Book, 2001

Silver Threads: OLA Best Bets 1996,
shortlisted for the Amelia Frances/Howard Gibbon Award for illustration

The Best Gifts: La Leche League International selected book

Marsha consistently receives CCBC’s Our Choice designation for her books

Marsha is an avid Netgalley reviewer
Reviews Published

Professional Reader

80%

2016 NetGalley Challenge

25 Book Reviews