A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor's Story

Book - 2016
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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 chronicles Sachiko's trauma and loss as well as her long journey to find peace. This book offers readers a remarkable new perspective on the final moments of World War II and their aftermath.

Publisher: Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781467789035
Branch Call Number: J 940.54252244 Yasui-S
Characteristics: 144 pages : illustrations (some colour), colour maps, genealogical table ; 27 cm


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Tells the story of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki through the eyes of Sachiko Yasui, who was six when the devastation was wrought, describing her experiences in the aftermath of the attack as well as her long journey to find peace.

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ArapahoeKelsey Feb 14, 2017

Sachiko has gone through so much in her life, and I fully appreciate that she is able and willing to share her horrific story, being only a mile away from the blast of the atomic bomb. The atrocities of WWII haunt me as a reader, and I can only imagine what they've done to those who experienced it first-hand. This beautiful, scary, and truthful account of Sachiko is compelling and thought-provoking.

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