The Complete Story of Sadako Sasaki

by Sue DiCicco



For the first time, middle readers can learn the complete story of the courageous girl whose life, which ended through the effects of war, inspired a worldwide call for peace.

In this book, author Sue DiCicco and Sadako’s older brother Masahiro tell her complete story in English for the first time—how Sadako’s courage throughout her illness inspired family and friends, and how she became a symbol of all people, especially children, who suffer from the impact of war. Her life and her death carry a message: we must have a wholehearted desire for peace and be willing to work together to achieve it. (Tuttle Pub, April 7, 2020, Pbk, 148 pp)
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Sue DiCicco


Writer, illustrator, sculptor and former Disney animator, Sue DiCicco, founded Armed with the Arts (, a program dedicated to encouraging creative expression in kids. She is the creator of the Peace Crane Project with participation from over 150 countries. She has written dozens and illustrated hundreds of books for kids.

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