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❶Read her true story and learn how she inspires hope and peace to this day. All Symbols Paper Cranes.

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The Author: Eleanor Coerr
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One day Sadako's friend tells her about the thousand paper cranes. The story goes that if you make a thousand paper cranes, the Gods will heal you. After Sadako hears about this she is determined to make a thousand paper cranes.

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Sadako’s personal letters had already been collected and published in a book entitled Kokeshi, so Coerr decided to write Sadako’s story for American children. On the morning of August 6, , eleven-year-old Sadako Sasaki runs out into the street to greet the cloudless, sunny sky.

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Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes is the true story of a girl named Sadako Sasaki who lived in the Japanese city of Hiroshima nine years after the United States dropped the atomic bomb. Sadako faced certain death when she was diagnosed with a type of cancer called leukemia, but she stayed positive by folding paper cranes. She tells Sadako that, according to legend, if someone folds one thousand origami paper cranes, their wish will come true—if Sadako make the cranes, Chizuko says, she can be healthy once again. Chizuko folds a beautiful golden crane as an example, and soon Sadako starts making cranes of her own.

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Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes is a work of historical fiction based on the life of a real girl who fell ill with leukemia caused by radiation from the atomic bombing of Hirsohima by the United States. Author Eleanor Coerr first learned about Sadako Sasaki when she traveled to Japan in The legend says that if a person folds one thousand paper cranes out of paper, he or she may be healed. Though each day Sadako becomes weaker, she decides to fold one thousand origami cranes. Her brother helps her by hanging the cranes from the ceiling.