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sadako-and-the-thousand-paper-cranesHiroshima-born Sadako is lively and athletic–the star of her school’s running team. And then the dizzy spells start. Soon gravely ill with leukemia, the “atom bomb disease,” Sadako faces her future with spirit and bravery. Recalling a Japanese legend, Sadako sets to work folding paper cranes. For the legend holds that if a sick person folds one thousand cranes, the gods will grant her wish and make her healthy again. Based on a true story, Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes celebrates the extraordinary courage that made one young woman a heroine in Japan.

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Comments on: "Sadako and the thousand paper cranes – Eleanor Coerr" (1)

  1. I recommend the book ‘Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes’ by Eleanor Coerr.

    I loved this short heartfelt book and found it inspiring yet sad. The book is set in 1955 and is told from the perspective of a Japanese girl named Sadako Sasaki who is 12 years old. As an infant the American atomic bomb was dropped close to her home country. We see in the book how this effects her future and those around her.

    I was so inspired how even through the darkest of her times, Sadako could still find the hope in her paper cranes. This book educated me on the pain and suffering faced in japan from America’s bombing in World War II. It was interesting to see the perspective from Japan during this time, as other book I’ve read told from the other side of the War including America’s perspective.

    Yet this book is only a very short read, I found strong life messages that were imbedded in the book; to cherish life and always keep hope. Yet Sadako’s story had sad ending, being a true story it had an impact on others and today is significant and used as a source of inspiration for others. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoy’s heartfelt stories and wants to be inspired!


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