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Hiroshima No Pika by Toshi Maruki
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Dec 30, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: childrens-lit-hist-fiction

I still shudder thinking about this book that details the day the bomb dropped on Hiroshima as seen through the eyes of young Ming and her mother and father. Graphic images and haunting narrative are aplenty in Hiroshima No Pika by Toshi Maruki, but the story Maruki relates has a strong human focus. Really, in a work of this type, there is no sugar-coating the horrors and atrocities that occured. In my opinion, there is nothing to be gained in hiding the truth of history. An important book that must be carefully presented, but there is much to be learnt from, nonetheless.

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