"Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor's Story" By Caren Stelson

This striking work of narrative nonfiction tells the true story of six-year-old Sachiko Yasui’s survival of the Nagasaki atomic bomb on August 9, 1945, and the heartbreaking and lifelong aftermath. This special book offers readers a remarkable new perspective on the final moments of World War II, the fifty years that followed, and the courage it took for one woman to tell her story of nuclear war and peace. Awarded the 2017 Robert F. Sibert Honor Award for Information Books, ALSC and 2017 Bank Street College Best Children’s Books of the Year List. 

In order to write Sachiko, Caren Stelson conducted extensive interviews with Sachiko Yasui, and chronicled her long journey toward peace. On top of having a Master’s Degree in Education and MFA in Writing, Stelson’s extensive experience in education also includes being a reading specialist, a classroom teacher, a writer and editor for classroom curriculum materials, an educational software designer, a writer-in-residence, and an author. All these jobs demanded imagination, writing skills, and patience with the creative process. Currently, Stelson resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Find out more about Caren Stelson’s work at carenstelson.com/about.