Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr
Historical References: Explain at least 3 references to REAL Events in your novel. Use the novel to cite specific text examples as evidence for these references. Include the page number if possible and remember quotation marks.
"...Every year on August 6th we remember those who died when the atom bomb was dropped on our city." pg. 11.
The second reference was to Peace Day, a memorial day to the people who died in the atomic bomb. The book says,
" ...the peace day of last year." on pg. 13.
The third reference to real events was to Peace Park, a memorial park for those who died in the atomic bomb that fell on Hiroshima. In the book, it mentions Peace Park.
"...At the entrance to Peace Park,..." pg. 16.
WHO ARE THE MAIN CHARACTERS? GIVE AN IN-DEPTH DESCRIPTION OF EACH OF THE CHARACTERS, INCLUDE PERSONALITY TRAITS, QUALITIES, AND OTHER SPECIFIC DETAILS OF THE CHARACTERS
What is your opinion of the book? Would you recommend the book? Why or why not? Clarify your point of view with 3 or more reasons. Support your reasons with specific examples from the book
Another reason I would recommend the book is because it helps you understand how painful leukemia is and how it effects people. In the book it says, in the beginning, she was dizzy after she ran long distances. Once she got leukemia full force, her legs where swollen, she got headaches, and she was really weak.
Last but not least, I would recommend this book because of the way the people around Sadako reacted when she died. According to the book, her cllassmates raised money for a statue of Sadako holding a paper crane. Underneath, there is a poem that says,
This is our cry,
This is our prayer,
Peace in the world.