Sachiko by Caren Stelson is a personal story of Sachiko. Sachiko was just a little girl when the bomb dropped on Nagasaki to end WWII. Through this story the read is able to gain insights to life before, during and after the dropping of the bomb. Stelson is able to educate the reader through Sachiko’s story.
When the bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, Sachiko was just six years old. Her friends, her youngest brother, two other brothers, and an uncle all died due to the radiation poisoning and burns died immediately. Sachiko’s mother and family died of cancer. Sachiko is a cancer surviver of thyroid cancer. Sachiko could have been filled with anger and hate. However, instead she chose to take the words of her father, Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Helen Keller to heart and take those words and make them part of her personal philosophy and life message. Sachiko strives to spread her story and her message with the world about peace and to end use the of nuclear weapon.
I give this book 4/5 stars
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