Needless to say, the invasion of Ukraine can be frightening and confusing. You might be asking yourself questions like “Why is this happening?”, “How did this start?”, and “What is the point of this?”
Form the USA Today article, “Ten Books to Help Understand What’s Happening in Russia and Ukraine”, these are very common questions to have, along with many others.
“In times of great confusion and despair, books are always there to light the way and help us better understand. These 10 books – written by Ukrainians, Russians, journalists and academics – help clarify the deep-seated conflict between Russia and Ukraine, making sense of Putin’s authoritarianism, Ukraine’s fight for independence and the far-reaching geopolitical forces at play that threaten Western democracy.” (USA Today and VanDenburg)
To help understand what is going on between Ukraine and Russia, they have curated a booklist to help answer some of the questions. Additionally, you can find more information in the CCPL databases. We selected a few to help get you started.