Sachiko by Caren B. Stelson audiobook

Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story

By Caren B. Stelson
Read by Katherine Fenton  and  John Chancer

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3.44 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781520063072

This striking work of narrative nonfiction tells the true story of six-year-old Sachiko Yasui’s survival of the Nagasaki atomic bomb on August 9, 1945 and the heartbreaking and lifelong aftermath. Having conducted extensive interviews with Sachiko Yasui, Caren Stelson shares the true story of this young girl who survived the atomic bomb and chronicles her long journey to find peace. This special book offers readers a remarkable new perspective on the final moments of World War II and their aftermath.

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Summary

Summary

Longlisted for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature

Finalist for the Minnesota Book Award

A Robert F. Sibert Medal Honor Book

This striking work of narrative nonfiction tells the true story of six-year-old Sachiko Yasui’s survival of the Nagasaki atomic bomb on August 9, 1945 and the heartbreaking and lifelong aftermath.

Having conducted extensive interviews with Sachiko Yasui, Caren Stelson shares the true story of this young girl who survived the atomic bomb and chronicles her long journey to find peace.

This special book offers readers a remarkable new perspective on the final moments of World War II and their aftermath.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Two narrators use three distinct styles in telling this true story…Katherine Fenton makes a vocal distinction between Sachiko’s childhood memories of the bombing and her later life. With youthful innocence, Fenton describes Sachiko’s burning feet, dirt-choked lungs, and other agonies. She utilizes a more matter-of-fact tone for Sachiko’s later reflections. John Chancer is unsentimentally informative as he delivers historical and political background information needed to understand Sachiko’s story in the context of world history.” AudioFile
"[A] book that is both personal and universal, both thoroughly researched and real.” New York Times Book Review
“Sensitively describes the historical context.” Washington Post
“Luminous, enduring, utterly necessary.” Booklist (starred review)
“This sensitive and well-crafted account of a Nagasaki bomb survivor is an essential addition to World War II biography collections for middle school students.” School Library Journal (starred review)
“This biography of Sachiko Yasui is a book that every school library should feature and one that is reminiscent of Anne Frank’s diary in terms of the powerful message it leaves with its readers.” Children’s Literature

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Author

Author Bio: Caren B. Stelson

Author Bio: Caren B. Stelson

Caren B. Stelson holds a BA in history and MA in education from the University of Pennsylvania and has worked as a teacher, educational consultant, and freelance writer. In 2009, she earned an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Hamline University. In 2013, her manuscript for Sachiko won the SCBWI Anna Cross Giblin work-in-progress award. Because of her friendship with Sachiko Yasui, she has become an active member of the Saint Paul-Nagasaki Sister City Committee as well as continuing to write and teach.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 3.44
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English