My Hiroshima

My Hiroshima

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 252 x 260 x 8mm | 179g
  • Lothian Children's Books
  • Sydney, Australia
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0734416024
  • 9780734416025
  • 197,963

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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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About Junko Morimoto

Junko Morimoto was born in Hiroshima in 1932 and came to Australia in 1982. She is the award-winning author and illustrator of Kojuro and the Bear, The Two Bullies, The Inch Boy and the powerful contemporary classic, My Hiroshima.
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Rating details

106 ratings
4.14 out of 5 stars
5 43% (46)
4 34% (36)
3 18% (19)
2 3% (3)
1 2% (2)
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