Tag: Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes Pyramid Organizer

This free resource contains pyramid organizers for Sadako and Chizuko plus a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast the two characters.

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes Summary

The atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945. At this time, Sadako was two years old. The story begins eleven years later. Sadako wakes up energetic and excited because she enjoys the celebrations of Peace Day.

Sadako loves to run. Her goal is to make the race team in junior high school. She practices daily, but notices that she often feels dizzy after running. In early autumn, Sadako collapses. At the hospital, her family learns that she has leukemia. The radiation poisoning from the atom bomb caused the illness.

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