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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 listeners a remarkable new perspective on the final moments of World War II and their aftermath.

©2016 Caren B. Stelson (P)2016 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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  • Garry Brown
  • 04-03-2017

A timely reminder

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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  • Sadie Pendaz-Foster
  • 17-08-2020

Moving and Memorable

I finished this book on Aug 9th, the anniversary of the Nagasaki bombing. The book’s stories, especially of Sachiko’s siblings, still linger with me a week later.

Over twenty years ago I read Hiroshima, and that book had a life-changing impact on me. I couldn’t get it out of my thoughts, or my dreams. While Sachiko didn’t have as much of an impact, the book reignited my interest in peace and against nuclear arms, and the personification of Sachiko’s story of survival and perseverance brought me to tears.

Overall this is just great book, with effective narration.

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  • Alison
  • 07-02-2018

A child's memory of Nagasaki after bomb

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.

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