Sadako And The Thousand Paper Cranes Summary

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Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr is a tragic story of young Sadako who suffered from Leukemia as a result of radiation left over by the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Our story takes place in 1955 Hiroshima, Japan. Eleven year old Sadako was one of the fastest runners in her class, she had big dreams of being the fastest runner in her school once she reached junior high. Her dreams came to a halt when she is diagnosed with Leukemia and is immediately hospitalized. Sadako is a girl who believes in good omens and luck. Once hospitalized, Sadako’s best friend, Chizuko, brings her paper and scissors. She tells Sadako the legend of folding 1,000 paper cranes, if you do this then it will cure you of your illness. Sadako sets
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