Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story

Longlist, National Book Awards 2016 for Young People's Literature

Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor's Story, by Caren Stelson book cover
ISBN 9781467789035
Carolrhoda Books / Lerner Publishing Group
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Caren B. Stelson

Caren B. Stelson has written several books. She has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University. More about this author >

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This striking work of narrative nonfiction tells the true story of six-year-old Sachiko Yasui’s survival of the Nagasaki atomic bomb on August 9, 1945 and the heartbreaking and lifelong aftermath. Having conducted extensive interviews with Sachiko Yasui, Caren Stelson shares the true story of a young girl who survived the atomic bomb and chronicles her long journey to find peace. This special book offers readers a remarkable new perspective on the final moments of World War II and their aftermath.

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