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While this is a picture book, and the language would be accessable by children, the content is harrowing. Approach with care - read it first yourself and be prepared to guide your child through this book.This book tells the story of a young girl who lived in a city called Hiroshima. It tells of the relatively carefree 1930s - her love of drawing, dislike of school, playing with friends and watching fireworks with her family during summer. It then plots the increasing militarisation of the genera...
This book is author Junko Morimoto's own memories of the bombing of city Hiroshima 6th of August 1945 when she was a young girl. This is a picture book with a different picture on each page which is sometimes accompanied by a couple of lines. At one page when the bombing happened, the picture shows Junko and her sister clutching each other while they are surrounded by a brown cloud. You can't see anything else around them, and I feel like this creates a sense of the chaos and horror that they mu...
This is a powerful non-fiction book, written by a survivor of the Hiroshima bombing. It shows the bombing from the perspective of someone who experienced it, and knew Hiroshima before the horrific event occured. It highlights the beauty of the city before the bomb was dropped, something not really seen since, which is a great perspective to see. However, it also shows the horror and pain experience during the attack, displaying how unexpected it was and the travesty that came with it. This would...
Real life sadness and devastation... the mixture between illustrations and photos are hard hitting and this book tells the story of a young child growing up in Hiroshima during the outbreak and conflict of the Second World War and his experience of the infamous nuclear bombing on Japan in August 1945 and its aftermath
This book is great for teaching empathy vs. sympathy in 8th grade.On August 6, 2018, seventy-three years ago, the U.S. dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Three days later, on August 9, 1945, a second bomb destroyed the Japanese city of Nagasaki.Empathy and sympathy are not mentioned in the CC standards, but I took as many opportunities as I could to teach students the difference between the two. Sympathy comes from understanding another's plight or suffering; empathy is when we share in their...
Fantastic book. Powerful and deeply provoking.It is a must read for everyone. Hiroshima is a word synonymous with death and destruction and possibly the single most destructive moment in human history. It is a book which educates the reader on what life was like for the Japanese during WWII, a pro war culture. It is also fantastic book yet again encouraging adults to educate children on learning from previous mistakes.
A harrowing tale, written in a style that young children will be able to understand, with effective illustrations. Not a picture book which I will forget in a hurry, and definitely not a bedtime book.Whilst the children may not understand that this book is in effect a partial autobiography, as adults we can. It is our responsibility to help children understand that this really did happen. This book would be an excellent teaching aid for primary school, and I think that even the older children wo...
My Hiroshima. Personal Narrative/ Nonfiction This is a story about a young girls life before and after the bombing of Hiroshima during world war II. She was a very happy girl that loved to go to school, loved where she lived, and loved her family , but on August 6th her town was attacked by an atomic bomb that was very devastating to the city and the people around her. In this book she shared about the struggles she went through mentally and physically. I would teach this to my children by readi...
For years four five and six. Split into two halves with the first set optimistically in the past tense foreboding that something is going to change/ something bad is going to happen. Tells the story of life before and after the Hiroshima bombing in World War two from a child's perspective so children can understand and sympathise with the protagonist. The ending is not entirely optimistic which is rare in a picture book prompting discussion of topics such as death, war and grief. Very emotive an...
I read this story by a Hiroshima survivor after picking it up from the museum at Hiroshima on my second visit there almost exactly five years ago. Today I got my eight-year-old to read it to me. It’s affecting and educational at the same time, as well as being true. The words aren’t too graphic but the pictures are and it’s important to know, even at a reasonably young age, that the event was horrific. A very good little book.
We are currently visiting Hiroshima and I wanted to explain the story of the A-Bomb to our six year old in a way that was visual, simple, and profound. Junko's illustrated story does just that. 140,000 individuals lost their lives after the August 6, 1945 A-Bomb in Hiroshima. Never again.
A haunting firsthand account of what happened the day Hiroshima was bombed by America.
This was a really hard book to read, the words and pictures are both very graphic. It was just very sad and thought provoking
My students really liked this book as well. It told the story well from the author’s perspective but wasn’t too graphic for the kids either.
Heartbreaking but powerful words and illustrations.
Incredible text. Honest. Beautifully illustrated and layout, collaging artistic renditions of memory alongside photographic evidence.
Very touching book that can be used to introduce the disturbing and irreparable effects of war.
Simple and sad. The book is well done, but the content will be depress you. It should. This is one of the most tragic events in human history, and yet it has the added dimension of contributing to the end of WWII. There's reason to believe that it was done because it was deemed necessary, but it is still so senseless and unspeakably cruel that it's hard to accept. This book left me pondering something that I can't really wrap my head around.
Such a well written positive outlook on making a life of goodness after such a tragic experience of the bomb on Hiroshima. Her disfiguring wounds did not stop her from seeking to become educated and serve others in her life. She was also very grateful for the good things that did come into her life. She was not so taken up in anger to overlook the good.
Written by a survivor of the bombing of Hiroshima, this book quickly gets to the heart of the situation.
Very emotive, personal story about the events witnessed. The images sent chills down my spine. I felt wrong for reading it. It's brilliant!
Nothing here that is unique to the genre of Hiroshima literature, though it is more age-appropriate than some other books (i.e. Hiroshima no Pika).
The scariest most depressing, most violent "kids" book I have ever read.