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Hiroshima by Laurence Yep
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Nov 06, 2011

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bookshelves: historical, voices, politics

Very short that I read it in about twenty minutes, it details the few minutes before, during, and after the first bomb was dropped on Hiroshima by the pilot of the Enola Gay. Students get some history with a bit of fictionalization with Sachi who is a student watching the skies for any American signs until they actually drop the bomb- though she survives she is burned and becomes a Hiroshima maiden, a girl flown to the US for surgery to help fix the problems that ail her, only to return to Japan damaged like all the survivors who may have died five minutes or fifteen years later but still felt the atomic bombs effects.

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