February 3, 2012
SADAKO AND THE THOUSAND PAPER CRANES, by Eleanor Coerr
Sadako is the fastest person in her class. But as she competes in the big race, she gets a dizzy feeling but keeps it a secret. As she is running, she falls to the ground. The nurses and the doctors realize she leukemia, a disease caused as result of bomb radiation. Many people have died from this, but the nurse brings in a happy encouragement: if a sick person folds one thousand paper cranes, the gods will grant her wish and make her healthy again. But on the six hundred and forty forth crane, Sadako died.. Her story was passed on from generation to generation. Sadako's friends built a monument for her. In 1958 the statue of Sadako stood in Hiroshima Peace Park.