Item # 153019.
Written by Sue DiCicco and Masahiro Sasaki.
After surviving the first atomic bomb to be dropped in warfare, and struggling to overcome the many hardships of post-war Japan, Sadako is diagnosed with leukemia. While hospitalized, Sadako learns to fold origami cranes, and believes in doing so she might be granted a wish – a wish that begins as a personal mission and blossoms into one of peace and love.
The book is told from the perspective of her brother, Masahiro Sasaki, who was with her at the time of the bombing. It introduces the topic of atomic warfare to young readers, and highlights one young girl’s desire to spread peace and compassion, despite her own condition. Paper: 160 pp.