For the first time, read the complete story of the courageous girl whose life and death inspired a worldwide call for peace.
Sadako Sasaki was two years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on her city of Hiroshima at the end of World War II. Ten years later, just as the world around her was starting to feel normal again, this energietic, enthusiastic girl and first-rate runner was fighting for her life. She had contracted “atomic bomb disease.”
In this book, author Sue DiCicco and Sadako’s older brother Masahiro tell her story in English for the first time, showing how her patience and courage throughout her illness inspired her family and friends, and how Sadako became a symbol of all people, especially children, who suffer from the effects of war.