Sadako by Eleanor Coerr

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The moving story of Sadako Sasaki, a young survivor of the Hiroshima atomic bomb, and her courageous struggle against leukemia is highlighted by hauntingly beautiful pastel illustrations by the Caldecott Medalist for Lon Po Po.
 

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Eleanor Coerr was born in 1922 in Kamsack, Saskatchewan, Canada. Before becoming a children's book author, she was a newspaper reporter, an editor of a column for children, and taught children's literature at Monterey Peninsula College and creative writing at Chapman College in California. Her works include Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, Mieko and the Fifth Treasure, Sadako, and The Big Balloon Race. She died on November 22, 2010 at the age of 88. Ed Young received the Caldecott Medal for "Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China, " as well as Caldecott Honors for his illustrations in "The Emperor and the Kite, " written by Jane Yolen, and for his book "Seven Blind Mice." His work appears in "The Hunter: A Chinese Folktale" by Mary Casanova and "Donkey Trouble, " which he authored; "White Fang" by Jack London; and "Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China" by Ai-Ling Louie. He lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.
 
Published October 27, 1993 by Putnam Juvenile. 48 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, History, War, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Fiction

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Sadako is the twelve-year-old Hiroshima girl who died in 1955 of leukemia, ""the atomic bomb disease,"" and is remembered today by the Japanese children who place folded paper cranes beneath her statue on Peace Day, the anniversary of the bomb.

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The material can be intense, but the young girl's courage, desire to live, and legacy of peace that continues today will touch readers of every age.

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