Annotation: Sadako Sasaki is sick with cancer, she is trying to fold a thousand paper cranes, if she does her wish to get well will come true.
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Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes is the true story of Sadako Sasaki, hero of the children of Japan. Sadako became a symbol of strength and peace because of her courage in facing death. Sadako died of leukemia as an effect of radiation from the atomic bomb dropped on the city of Hiroshima. This short book is her story which serves as a story of all of the many children that died as a result of the bombing.