Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor's Story by Caren Stelson

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Read Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor's Story Online Free - 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 chronicles Sachiko’s trauma and loss as well as her long journey to find peace. This book offers readers a remarkable new perspective on the final moments of World War II and their aftermath.

Title : Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor's Story
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ISBN : 1467789038
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 144 pages


Alex rated it ★★★★★

September 24, 2016

Not long ago, I reviewed The Last Cherry Blossom by Kathleen Burkinshaw, the fictionalized story about a young girl who survived the bombing on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, based on the author's mother's experience. It is a one of the most compelling books I've read about the aftermath of an atom...

Sofia rated it ★★★☆☆

December 25, 2016

I don't read these types of books as much as I should. However, the few times I do read them, I realize how little I know about the history of the world that holds my life and the lives of others in its hands. This book was beautiful and amazingly raw. It told of finding peace, living life and ex...

David rated it ★★★★★

March 01, 2017

4.75 The first half of this book is absolutely heartbreaking. The delicate and intimate writing style mixed with the devastating account of one of the most horrific events in history really is powerful. The second half of the book is a little more rushed as the author attempts to span sixty years...

Kirsten rated it ★★★★★

August 07, 2017

Wow. I literally couldn't stop reading this book once I started, finishing in one sitting within a few hours. Tears filled my eyes several times while reading Sachiko's story. I highly, highly recommend this book! I've read a little about the Pacific War, but this book gives a personal account of...

Ian rated it ★★★★★

April 02, 2017

Caren Stelson made 5 visits to Japan to interview and collaborate with Sachiko Yashui. This book tells Sachiko's story about surviving the Nagasaki atomic bomb and growing up to try to decide how to make sense of a life that is so filled with loss. It's a horrific story beautifully told: the mess...

Sarah rated it ★★★★☆

February 02, 2017

Fascinating true story of Sachiko Yasui, who was 6-years-old when the atomic bomb dropped on her family's home in Nagasaki. In stark words, she tells how her family members died--cancers, radiation sickness and severe burns, all while letting readers know how those things weren't to be discussed....

Amanda - Cover2CoverMom rated it ★★★★★

March 27, 2017

Wow.  What a heartbreaking and horrifying story, yet also uplifting and hopeful.  The author weaves Sachiko’s story with historical context throughout the book, which made for an emotional and informative read.  We are given a personal account at what it was really like to survive the atomic bomb...

Angie rated it ★★★★☆

August 24, 2016

Sachiko tells the story of one young girl's survival of the bomb dropped on Nagasaki to end WWII. It is a powerful story about a subject that is often glossed over. Whether you agree with the bombing of Japan or not, you have to sympathize with the bomb survivors who went through hell during the...

Cheryl rated it ★★★★★

February 07, 2017

This should be mandatory reading for kids in junior high all the way to adults. An extremely powerful and important book. Just read it.

Christina rated it ★★★★★

December 06, 2017

Touching story of a woman who was six years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan in 1945. She and her family survived the blast--from only half a mile away!--but they endured horrors and eventually within a few days, weeks, months and years, she'd lost three brothers, an uncle,...

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