Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Sachiko A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor's Story by Caren Stelson
The photographs and maps throughout the book really helped me to understand and appreciate the subject matter. Sections of explanatory facts are mixed in with Sachiko's story so that even those unfamiliar with the details of WWII get necessary background information.
This is more than an interesting book about a fascinating war; it is a perfect example of why history is critically important. As Sachiko says, "What happens to me must never happen to you."
This book has won numerous awards, one being the coveted Robert F. Sibert Award. I recommend Sachiko for 5th or 6th graders who like to read non-fiction and are interested in WWII.
Warning: The content is mature and can be, of course, disturbing.