One Step at a Time by Marsha Skrypuch
A Vietnamese Child Finds Her Way

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Called “inspiring” by School Library Journal and Publisher’s Weekly, One Step at a Time continues the true story of Last Airlift: A Vietnamese Orphan’s Rescue from War. Tuyet, recently rescued from war-torn Vietnam, is settling into her new adoptive family. But before she can even learn to speak their language, she must undergo a frightening surgery to correct her polio-damaged leg. The Horn Book Magazine says, “Readers will be just as riveted to this quieter but no-less-moving story as Tuyet bravely dreams of being able to run and play…” In spite of the traumatic memories the hospital awakens, and in spite of her new country’s strangeness, Tuyet is determined to embrace the chance she has been given and finally stand on her own two feet.
 

About Marsha Skrypuch

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Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch is the multi-award winning author of more than a dozen historical picture books, chapter books, and juvenile and young adult novels. Her most recent novel, Making Bombs For Hitler, is the companion to Stolen Child, which was an OLA Best Bet, a CLA Book of the Year nominee, a Diamond Willow selection, a MYRCA selection, a Resource Links Best Book, a Golden Oak selection, and the SCBWI Crystal Kite winner for the Americas. In 2008, in recognition of her outstanding achievement in the development of the culture of Ukraine, Marsha was awarded the Order of Princess Olha, which was bestowed upon her personally by President Victor Yushchenko. Marsha lives in Brantford, Ontario.
 
Published April 1, 2014 by Pajama Press. 128 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Skrypuch continues the story she began in Last Airlift: A Vietnamese Orphan’s Rescue from War (2012), but it’s not necessary to have read the first to appreciate this true story of healing.

Oct 31 2012 | Read Full Review of One Step at a Time: A Vietnam...

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In this true-life historical tale of overcoming adversity, Skrypuch continues the story of Tuyet, an eight-year-old Vietnam­ese refugee and polio survivor with a damaged leg, whose rescue she narrated in Last Airlift: A Vietnamese Orphan’s Rescue from War.

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