My Mother’s Sister website and book trailer has been awarded First Place in the multimedia category by Polish journalists association in Poland (SDP, Stowarzyszenie Dziennikarzy Polskich) at the recent Festival for the Losses of Poles (Losy Polaków 2019) related to the World Wars. more info here
AWARDED BEST BOOK BY KIRKUS REVIEWS My Sister’s Mother by Donna Urbikas will be featured in the December special print edition. more info here
AWARDED BEST BOOK My Sister’s Mother by Donna Urbikas has been awarded Best Book by the American Association of School Librarians and by the
Public Library Reviewers. more info here
Polish American Historical Association’s Journal Review (An academic journal focusing on Polish history and culture with reviews by distinguished scholars and historians.) “Urbikas seeks to shed light on uknown Soviet atrocities… At its core, however, lies an ‘intertwining tale of a mother who saves her child’ and ‘a child who saves her mother.’ …Urbikas’ voice becomes the counterpoint to the voices of Janina and Mira… for an ambitious and dense narrative. …unabashed and, at times, self-disclosures [which] amplify the impact on critical developmental milestones of the life cycle… Urbikas’ endurance in empathetic realization allows that ‘my mother’s ordeals did that of my children.” more info here
Donna Urbikas has been selected as a finalist with the Society of Midland Authors.