Sachiko by Caren Stelson, 2016. This is an amazing story of survival. Sachiko not only survived one of the most horrific acts of war, but the loss that the war brought with it. This story not only tells of the facts of the what happened to the Japanese people affected, the war, and the general climate around the world, but it also serves as a cautionary tale against war.
A human reminder of the horrors of nuclear weapons. I was appalled when the author pointed out scientists had no idea the effects nuclear radiation would have on people when the bombs were dropped in Japan. Doctors didn‘t know what to look for or how to treat the damage caused. Furthermore, subsequent censorship by the Japanese govt. prohibited info sharing relating to the bombs, which further hampered care. 😞
Does everyone have a method to their madness when it comes to stacking? I use Litsy to keep up with books my library owns, so I have a smaller list of books I'd like to tackle. If my library doesn't have it, the book goes on my enormous Kindle wishlist on Amazon, which I check religiously in hopes the books I want have been marked down. Any other ritualists out there?
This is another #cybils nominee.
“What happened to me must never happen to you.”–Sachiko Yasui
Eventually, she is the only surviving member of her family and feels a sense of duty to tell their story in an attempt to not let the horror be forgotten and then repeated. All holocausts should be commemorated. What the US government did to Nagasaki after Hiroshima was a horror of unprecedented proportions.
The riveting story of a survivor of the atomic bomb that hit Nagasaki. For kids not ready for the book Hiroshima, this is just the thing. Read it and decide on peace. Also pictured: my reading buddy. #catsoflitsy #howiereads
Beginning in 1945, this is Sachiko's story of the bombing of Nagasaki and life after it. The description of the day and the months immediately following were heartbreaking. The book is written in such a way that the horror is incredibly clear but without graphic detail. This is an important piece of WWII history and a story of a woman who uses her experience to promote world peace.
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