January 7, Sadako Sasaki. SADAKO
Sadako Sasaki, peacemaker
Jan. 7, 1943-Oct. 25, 1955
Sadako by Eleanor Coerr, illustrated by Ed Young (Putnam, 1993)
This is an adaptation of Eleanor Coerr’s classic novel, Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes. In this story, Sadako Sasaki, a young Japanese girl stricken with “atom bomb disease” holds fast to a legend.