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    Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

    Sadako approaches her terminal illness with irrepressible spirit, racing against time to pursue a legendary cure. "Compelling and unforgettable."—Booklist starred review

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    Sadako And The Thousand Paper Cranes

    This bilingual film tells the true story of Sadako Saski, the young Japanese girl with leukemia, who began folding a thousand paper cranes, with the hope the gods might grant her wish to be well again.

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Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

Author: Eleanor Coerr

Illustrator: Ronald Himler

Interest Level:
3-5

Lexile Framework:
630L

Grade Level Equivalent:
5.2

Guided Reading Level:
R

Age:
8-10

Genre:
Historical Fiction, Biography

Subject:
Arts and Crafts, Disease and Illness, World War II Aftermath to Today, Japanese and Japanese American

About This Book

Two-year-old Sadako Sasaki was living in Hiroshima when the atom bomb was dropped. Sadly, ten years later, she was diagnosed with leukemia, also known as "atom bomb disease."

There is a Japanese legend that says that if a sick person folds 1,000 paper cranes, the gods will make her well again. Sadako spent long hours in bed, folding those paper cranes, and never giving up that hope. When Sadako had folded six hundred and forty-four cranes, and they hung above her bed on strings, her classmates folded the rest.

Today there is a memorial in Hiroshima Peace Park dedicated to Sadako. Children come there and leave the paper cranes they make in her honor.

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes is based on a true story.


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