Special Prize for Young Authors for Yeva Skalietska

January 12, 2024

Special Prize for Young Authors for Yeva Skalietska

You Don't Know What War Is

Yeva Skalietska



The Jury and the Moore Foundation Trustees would also like to recognise a remarkable book, written by a 12-year-old refugee from Ukraine, with a Special Prize for Young Authors: You Don’t Know What War Is: The Diary of a Young Girl from Ukraine by Yeva Skalietska (Bloomsbury Children’s Books).

The Jury said: “We are delighted to recognise Yeva’s extraordinary book by awarding this Special Prize for Young Writers.  Her story is universal, one that applies as much to Gaza or any war, as it does to what’s happening in Ukraine. It is an extremely poignant, relevant book, written in a way that personalises the conflict – as Yeva and her family faced the terror of fleeing and sheltering from the bombing. We enter her world from a child’s point of view, a world of school, friends and family. You Don’t Know What War Is is a book that should be read and discussed by anyone who is interested in understanding the personal cost of current or future conflicts.”

You can read the whole article here.


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