Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story
by Caren Stelson
Submitted by Katie B.
A striking story about a young girl who survived from the terror at home. The pages were difficult to read, because the book did such a fantastic job on representing the fear and helpless feelings Sachiko had felt over the time. I couldn't imagine how Sachiko had felt, as she saw her loved ones pass away in front of her eyes. It pains me seeing how one tragedy can drastically change a child's life and mind. One part that stood out to me was when Sachiko heard the Civil Rights movement in the U.S. on the radio. It was fascinating to hear how she was able to connect to the pains and the difficulties the individuals had faced in the U.S., based on her own experience when she was a young girl. Just like Sachiko was influenced by her own experience and other individuals like MLK Jr. and Helen Keller, I hope readers will learn and grow beyond who they are today. (Juvenile Nonfiction, Rebecca Caudill 2019)