AUTHORCoerr, Eleanor
TITLESadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
PUBLISHERG.P. Putnam's Sons
CITYNew York, NY

This classic illustrated children’s book tells of Sadako, the Japanese schoolgirl who suffered from "atom bomb sickness" and developed leukemia as a result of the bombing of Hiroshima. Hoping to be healed by the gods, she followed the legend of folding paper cranes. Although she didn’t reach her goal of one thousand cranes, her classmates later finished the collection for her. To this day, children from all over the world continue to bring paper cranes to her memorial in the Hiroshima Peace Park in Japan.

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