Known for its fertile soil and its abundant supply of natural resources, Ukraine is a nation inhabited by more than forty million people. The Ukrainians are culturally rich and have exuberant pride and love for their homeland. Throughout history, their freedom hasn’t come easy, though they vow never to stop fighting for it. First written in 1862 and adapted in 2003 to a more compendious version, the Ukrainian National Anthem is symbolic of the will of a people who battle for the liberation of their country endlessly and can often be heard proudly proclaiming, “Glory to Ukraine.”
The Story of Ukraine: An Anthem of Glory and Freedom is written with clarity and meaning. It’s filled with a plethora of bright, vibrant illustrations that illuminate the unrelenting positivity, hope, and courage for which so many Ukrainians have come to be known. Despite the recent invasion by the Russians, they persist with unity and vision and shine their light on the world with their uncompromising optimism.
Young children will learn that the impassioned endurance of the Ukrainian people dates back centuries. Admirably, they’ve been emboldened by their challenges, and youth and adults alike will find this noteworthy contribution an awe-inspiring narrative.