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 listeners a remarkable new perspective on the final moments of World War II and their aftermath.
When we see through the eyes of our enemy, they may cease to remain our enemy. Anyone who would consider the use of nuclear weapons could read (or listen) to this powerful story and come away with a change of heart.
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I was very moved by this book, the personal story of a young girl who was jut 6 years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. She and her family lost their home and had to endure the horrors of burns and radiation sickness. I think that the book was originally written for younger readers, but I think the story is one everyone should know. Sachiko survived and then dedicated her life to telling her story in the hopes that the world will never again see such horror.