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Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor's Story | Caren Stelson
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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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#NFNov Book 2
Bingo card prompt "History"
@Clwojick @rsteve388

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sblbooks @Clwojick Should this post only be one point? 1w
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#NFNov
⭐⭐⭐⭐Book 2 finished last night.
@rsteve388 @Clwojick

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#NFNov I'm about halfway through this award-winning middle grade novel. It details a 6 year old girls' survival of the atomic bomb blast over Nagasaki. #TIL the Bomb Blast killed over 74, 000 people an injured another 74, 000.
@Clwojick @rsteve388

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Biography. This is a wonderful and informative story that I wold love to read fully. This would be great for older children as it may be jarring for a younger audience.

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cjegolden99
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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.

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Every person should read this book. “What is peace? What kind of person should I be?”

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Such a painful life but with so much resilience and hope. Really great book

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Tamra
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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. 😞

DeeLew 😢 2y
AmyG So sad.😪 2y
amvs1111 Terrible. So this is a bit of a tangent, but have you watched the show, Manhattan? It's a fictionalization of the experiences of some of the scientists working on the bomb. Interesting exploration of some of these themes. 2y
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Tamra @amvs1111 I don‘t think so - I‘ll check it out. Thanks! 2y
Cinfhen ☹️terrible 2y
Leelee.reads It‘s horrific 😢 2y
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dragondrool
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I was meaning to order this but then ran into it in our school library. Definitely a good score.

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lisslalissar
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So, so good. The author combines thorough research with a personal story to make a compelling account of the aftereffects of US use of atomic bombs in Japan during WWII.

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#laststackedbook #laststackedbooks

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?

MicheleinPhilly Goodreads is my go-to stacking site. In addition to my TBR and Read shelves I have a separate "I Want" shelf so I know what I own and what I don't. 3y
EvieBee @MicheleinPhilly That's a great idea! 3y
booksbythecup I'm trying to use Litsy more and I do like the stack feature... 3y
EvieBee @r3ad3rsan0nym0us it's a great way to organize and prioritize. My mind is a TBR a mile high! 3y
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RivendellMom
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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.

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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

Suzze I really liked Nagasaki. Not for kids, but it talks to many different survivors. Very moving. 3y
MrBook 😻😻😻 3y
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Daisey
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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.

#netgalley #nonfiction #middlegrade

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