Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story

by Caren Stelson

2017 Robert F. Sibert Award, Honor
This striking work of narrative nonfiction tells the true story of six-year-old Sachiko Yasui’s survival of the Nagasaki atomic bomb on August 9, 1945. Author’s note. Glossary of Japanese words. Bibliography. Resources. Index. Maps. Black-and-white and full-color photographs.

ISBN: 9781467789035

JLG Release: December 2016

JLG Member Price

History - High

Grades 10 & Up


12 books / $17.30 a book

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    Page Count


    Trim Size

    8" x 10"

    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 5.7, Points: 4

    Scholastic Reading Counts

    Level: 5.5, Points: 8


    Level: 850L

    Awards & Honors

    National Book Awards: Young People’s Literature, 2016 Longlist
    NCTE Orbis Pictus Award 2017, Recommended Book
    New York Public Library 2016 50 Best Books for Teens, Nonfiction
    Booklist 2016 Editors’ Choice, Books for Youth, Older Readers, Nonfiction
    2017 Flora Stieglitz Straus Award, Older Readers
    ALSC Notable Children’s Books 2017, Older Readers
    CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2017, 6–8
    2017 Notable Books for a Global Society
    CSMCL Best Multicultural Books of 2016
    Booklist 2017 Top 10 Books for Youth, Diverse Nonfiction
    The Washington Post Best Children’s and Young Adult Books of 2016
    2016 Cybils Award Winner, Middle Grade Nonficiton
    ILA Teachers’ Choices 2017 Reading List
    2017 Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Winner, Older Children



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