Hiroshima-born Sadako is lively and athletic–the star of her school’s running team. And then the dizzy spells start. Soon gravely ill with leukemia, the “atom bomb disease,” Sadako faces her future with spirit and bravery. Recalling a Japanese legend, Sadako sets to work folding paper cranes. For the legend holds that if a sick person folds one thousand cranes, the gods will grant her wish and make her healthy again. Based on a true story, Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes celebrates the extraordinary courage that made one young woman a heroine in Japan.
Fiction | Historical | Realistic
Based on True Story(s)/event | Hiroshima | LeukemiaGeographic Region
Asia | JapanMain Character
West Australian Young Readers AwardsFormat
Audiobook | Book | Ebook
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
Author: Coerr, Eleanor
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