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hiroshima peace park
  Hiroshima – When the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima in 1945, it leveled an entire city. One wreck of a building near the epicenter is now the Atom Bomb Dome, a moving testament to that moment of destruction.
origami cranes
  In the Peace Memorial Park (Heiwa Kinen Koen) is a monument to Sadako, a 12 year old girl who died of leukemia as a result of the atom bomb. Sadako started to fold a 1000 origami cranes before she died; her classmates finished the rest. The statue to Sadako in the Peace Park is draped with millions of origami paper cranes sent by school children from all over the world. This monument is sure to leave a lasting impression.
kids books hiroshima japan

Tender story of the girl Sadako who is stricken with atomic bomb sickness and starts folding paper cranes one by one, wishing that the gods will make her healthy again. (Chapter book)



Illustrated history of the first atomic bomb, dropped on Hiroshima Japan's role in World War II, secret project to build an atomic bomb, stories of survivors, creation of the Peace Museum. (Chapter book)


what was the bombing of hiroshima
Soul Lanterns
Shaw Kuzki

Aug. 6, 1945, seventy thousand people died in an instant. Twenty-five years later, Nozomi and her friends in middle school discover the stories of people who vanished a boy on his way to school, a teacher and six students, fiance of their art teacher and memories of those who survived. Every August is a memorial festival, colored lanterns, like souls, floating to the sea. (Chapter book)


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