Thursday, April 8, 2010

Sadako and the Paper Cranes

A couple days after finishing Homeless Bird we picked up a My Father's World recommended book called Sadako and the Paper Cranes. This was a small chapter book that we started and finished all within about 45 minutes. The girls would not let me put it down.

Sadako and the Paper Cranes is set in Japan and is a touching story about a young girl who has leukemia from fallout from the bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima. This is the story of her belief in a tradition that says if a sick person folds 1,000 origami paper cranes they will become well. It is a simple story that is an easy read (I believe the grade level on this book is 2nd-6th grade) and made me shed a few tears at the end.

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