Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes Puffin Books © 1999
Eleanor Coerr 64 pages
Summary: Sadako is a historical fiction book about a young, active girl excited about life. She is a descendent of family members who lived during the bombing of Hiroshima. Suddenly, she is diagnosed with leukemia and has to spend her days in the local hospital. Because a friend told her making 1,000 paper cranes is good luck, Sadako begins to make the cranes.
Sadako is a young, active girl whose goal is to be on the local running team.
Personal Reflection: The book Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes is a relatively small book focusing on multicultural and historical backgrounds. This novel could be used in integrated curriculum, and a website shows the real memorial made to Sadako. www.sadakosasakifacts.com
Disease and Illness
WW II Aftermath to Today
Hiroshima by Laurence Yep
My Friend the Enemy by J.B. Cheaney
1. Do you believe the atomic bomb was a good solution to Pearl Harbor? Why or why not?
2. Who was wrong, the U.S. or Japan? Explain.
3. How can we make sure this does not happen again?