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The Last Cherry Blossom - Kathleen Burkinshaw
Following the seventieth anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, this is a new very personal story to join Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes.
Yuriko was happy growing up in Hiroshima when it was just her and Papa. But her aunt Kimiko and her cousin Genji are living with them now, and the family is getting bigger with talk of a double marriage! And while things are changing at home, the world beyond their doors is even more unpredictable. World War II is coming to an end, and Japan's fate is not entirely clear, with any battle losses being hidden from its people. Yuriko is used to the sirens and the air-raid drills, but things start to feel more realwhen the neighbors who have left to fight stop coming home. When the bomb hits Hiroshima, it's through Yuriko's twelve -year-old eyes that we witness the devastation and horror.
Release Date: August 2, 2016