The star of her school's running team, Sadako is lively and athleticuntil the dizzy spells start. Then she must face the hardest race of her life-the race against time. Based on a true story, Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes celebrates the courage that makes one young woman a heroine in Japan. "[The] story speaks directly to young readers of the tragedy of Sadako's death and, in its simplicity, makes a universal statement for 'peace in the world." -The Horn Book "The story is told tenderly but with neither a morbid nor a sentimental tone: it is direct and touching." -BCCB
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