The Complete Story of Sadako Sasaki and the Thousand Cranes

The Complete Story of Sadako Sasaki and the Thousand Cranes

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In this book, author Sue DiCicco and Sadako's older brother Masahiro tell her complete story in English for the first time--how Sadako's courage throughout her illness inspired family and friends, and how she became a symbol of all people, especially children, who suffer from the impact of war. Her life and her death carry a message: we must have a wholehearted desire for peace and be willing to work together to achieve it. Sadako Sasaki was two years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on her city of Hiroshima at the end of World War II. Ten years later, just as life was starting to feel almost normal again, this athletic and enthusiastic girl was fighting a war of a different kind. One of many children affected by the bomb, she had contracted leukemia. Patient and determined, Sadako set herself the task of folding 1000 paper cranes in the hope that her wish to be made well again would be granted. Illustrations and personal family photos give a glimpse into Sadako's life and the horrors of war. Proceeds from this book are shared equally between The Sadako Legacy NPO and The Peace Crane Project. -- Publisher's description.
Publisher: Tokyo ; Rutland, Vermont ; Singapore : Tuttle Publishing, an imprint of Periplus Editions (HK) Ltd., [2020]
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9784805316177
4805316179
9781544449111
1544449119
Call Number: j BIO 362.19699 SASAKI 2020
Characteristics: xi, 143 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm

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