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My Hiroshima

Junko Morimoto

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For National Curriculum Key Stage 2, Interest age: from c 7 years, Prose: non-fiction, Children's Non-Fiction, History & the past: general interest (Children's /, Warfare, battles, armed forces (Children's / Teena, Personal & social issues: death & bereavement (Chi, Social issues: war & conflict issues (Children's /


A new edition of a contemporary classic about war, survival and hope - and what happened to one young girl when an atomic bomb was dropped on her city.

On 6 August, 1945, 13-year-old Junko Morimoto's life changed forever. That was the day that an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, the Japanese city where she lived.

First published in Australia, widely praised, and subsequently translated into fourteen languages, the picture book MY HIROSHIMA is Junko's powerful and deeply moving story of a period in history that should never be forgotten.

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Praise for My Hiroshima

  • a frank, powerful story in which both text and illustration work together without sentimentality or sensationalism to show the horror of war - School Library Journal, USA

  • extraordinary - Entertainment Weekly

  • unforgettable ... Like the spare text, the illustrations capture the frightening fragility of peace - Booklist

  • Photos and Morimoto's drawings subtly underscore the contrast between life before and after the bombing of this courageous woman's home. This is a shocking story, but one that every American child should know. Ages 5-up. - Publishers' Weekly, Editors' Choice (on publication of the original US edition)

  • A deeply moving memorial and plea for peace. - Kirkus Reviews

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