Hiroshima

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Scholastic Inc., 1996 - Juvenile Fiction - 56 pages
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From Newbery Honor award-winning author Laurence Yep comes a boldly written, fictionalized account of the bombing of Hiroshima, as seen through the eyes of 12-year-old Sachi. Based on the actual accounts of Hiroshima survivors, this riveting novella tells the poignant story of a young girl and a city destroyed by war--and healed by the courage to rebuild and survive.
 

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User Review  - engpunk77 - LibraryThing

I don't know if this is classified as fiction, really. It's like a research paper with a small amount of fiction, as there are two girls very briefly characterized who represent some of the children ... Read full review

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User Review  - rgruberexcel - LibraryThing

RGG: Very brief (a novella) non-fictional account of the bombing of Hiroshima--both the bomber's and the Japanese perspective and the aftermath effects. The brevity may make it difficult for some students to grasp all the story's details. Reading Level: S-T Read full review

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Contents

THE BOMB
1
THE CITY
4
WORK
9
THE ATTACK
14
THE MUSHROOM CLOUD
21
DESTRUCTION
25
THE HIROSHIMA MAIDENS
30
PEACE?
38
THE PARK
44
AFTERWORD
50
SOURCES
53
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About the author (1996)

Laurence Yep is the acclaimed author of more than sixty books for young people and a winner of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award. His illustrious list of novels includes THE JOUNRAL OF WONG MING-CHUNG, A CHINESE MINER; the Newbery Honor Books DRAGONGWINGS and DRAGON'S GATE from the Golden Mountain Chronicles; The Tiger's Apprentice trilogy; THE DRAGON AWAKES: THE SAN FRANSCISCO FIRE OF 1906; and THE DRAGON'S CHILD: A STORY OF ANGEL ISLAND, which he cowrote with his niece, Dr. Kathleen S. Yep.

Mr. Yep lives in Pacific Grove, California, with his wife.

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