One Thousand Paper Cranes: The Story of Sadako and the Children's Peace Statue

One Thousand Paper Cranes: The Story of Sadako and the Children's Peace Statue

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Laurel Leaf 2001
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  • Character-Building Curriculum
  • Social Studies Curriculum

The inspirational story of the Japanese national campaign to build the Children's Peace Statue honoring Sadako and hundreds of other children who died as a result of the bombing of Hiroshima.

Ten years after the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Sadako Sasaki died as a result of atomic bomb disease. Sadako's determination to fold one thousand paper cranes and her courageous struggle with her illness inspired her classmates. After her death, they started a national campaign to build the Children's Peace Statue to remember Sadako and the many other children who were victims of the Hiroshima bombing. On top of the statue is a girl holding a large crane in her outstretched arms. Today in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, this statue of Sadako is beautifully decorated with thousands of paper cranes given by people throughout the world.--from the publisher

112 pages     978-0440228431    Ages 12 and up  (Grades 7 and up)

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