WATERTOWN — Author Marsha Skrypuch will discuss her work in a presentation titled “Writing About the Armenian Genocide: Connecting with Young Readers,” on Saturday, April 18, at 1 p.m., in the Watertown Savings Bank Meeting Room at the Watertown Public Library, 123 Main St. This program is co-sponsored by St. Stephen’s Armenian Elementary School, the Watertown Public Library and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR).
Skrypuch is known for her books that show the effects of 20th century war and genocide from the perspective of young people. Her nineteen books have garnered more than 60 awards and honors. She has written four young adult novels set during the Armenian Genocide as well as two books that approach the topic for younger children.
Her newest novel, Dance of the Banished, is set during the Armenian Genocide but shown from the perspective of Zeynep, an Alevi Kurd witness and rescuer. Kirkus Reviews calls it “An eye-opening exposé of historical outrages committed in two countries, with intriguing glimpses of a minority group that is not well-known in the Americas.”