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Help children impacted by the war in Ukraine

Lullaby is a children’s book that will help to talk about a difficult subject with the little ones. All proceeds will be donated to help orphan, refugee and displaced children from the war in Ukraine.



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Endorsed by the Ukrainian Embassy in Argentina

This book has been honored with the endorsement of the Ukrainian Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina as well as The Central Ukrainian Representation @RCUcrania.

All profits will be donated to organizations helping Ukrainian children. The exact organizations will depend on when the donation is made as the situation is constantly shifting and many organizations are not easy to contact.


Lullaby is a children’s story of loss and hope

Children may not understand what war is, but they hear the news. This book tells the journey a little girl goes through when her country is invaded, her father goes away, and life transforms itself. She finds ways of coping with the harsh reality, as kids often do.


About the Author


Lana Montalban

Lana was born in Argentina but three of her grandparents were born in Odessa, Ukraine. Her great-grandparents were killed in pogroms in the same place in 1922. The war in Ukraine awoke in her the history of her family and she felt the need to do something. She’s been a journalist for more than three decades and recently won the international Parchis children’s literature competition. She now lives in Miami with her family and her rescued cats.

About the Illustrator


Polina Pluslem

Polina was born in Myrne, Kherson region of Ukraine. Since she studied and worked in Kyiv at the beginning of the full-scale invasion, she was parted from her relatives. Now, like many Ukrainians, she’s waiting for the end of the war to reunite with her family. She illustrates children’s books with the belief that even in wartime kids should not be deprived of their childhood.
Link to her portfolio: Polina Pluslem on Behance

This would not have been possible without a lot of help.

A big thank you to:

Snowfountain Press for publishing the book for free

Sir Speedy Print in Hialeah for printing our marketing materials for free

Aixa Perez-Prado for her collaboration on the script

Cristina Keller for her input on the illustrations

Silvia Lopez for finding the Ukrainian lullaby included in the book

To my beloved family: my daughter Nicole and my partner in crime Santiago.