International Rights

Don’t Tell the Nazis

  • ISBN 9781338713633, Paperback
  • ISBN 9781338310535, Hardcover
  • 240 Pages | Ages 8 to 12
Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch (author of Making Bombs for Hitler) crafts a story of ultimate compassion and sacrifice based on true events during WWII.

The year is 1941. Krystia lives in a small Ukrainian village under the cruel -- sometimes violent -- occupation of the Soviets. So when the Nazis march into town to liberate them, many of Krystia's neighbors welcome the troops with celebrations, hoping for a better life.

But conditions don't improve as expected. Krystia's friend Dolik and the other Jewish people in town warn that their new occupiers may only bring darker days.

The worst begins to happen when the Nazis blame the Jews for murders they didn't commit. As the Nazis force Jews into a ghetto, Krystia does what she can to help Dolik and his family. But what they really need is a place to hide. Faced with unimaginable tyranny and cruelty, will Krystia risk everything to protect her friends and neighbors?

Rights Sold

English (US) – Scholastic Inc.

Selling Points

• WWII and Holocaust themes.
• Based on the true story of a family’s selfless courage
• Successful author with a growing international reputation.


  • Winner, Snow Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice), 2020
  • Short-listed, Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, 2020
  • Short-listed, Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People, 2019
  • Short-listed, OLA Red Maple Award, Fiction, 2019
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2018