Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, by Eleanor Coerr. Putnam, 1977.
Sadako, (Coerr's rewriting for a younger audience)1993.
The 6th grade teacher's students could deal with the concept of death - death of a parent in Nazi-occupied Poland (Orlev, 1984), fear of death as a member of the Danish resistance (Lowry, 1989), and the death of a child in Hiroshima (Coerr
, 1977) - because mutual trust had been established.
[20.] Eleanor Coerr
, Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (New York: Dell, 1977).
Finally, although the terminal illness that the protagonist of Sadako (Coerr
, 1997) faces was brought about by human-induced nuclear holocaust, its inevitability, like that of all natural events, cannot be averted.
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr (1993) is another book used in the program.
TABLE 1 Books used in the Literature/Mathematics Program Title Author The Rajah's Rice David Barry (1994) Fly Away Home Eve Bunting (1991) Sadako and the Thousand Paper Eleanor Coerr (1993) Cranes Two Ways to Count to Ten: Ruby Dee (1988) A Liberian Folktale One Grain of Rice Demi (1997) The Patchwork Quilt Valerie Flournoy (1985) The Girl Who Loved Paul Goble (1978) Wild Horses The Village of Round and Ann Grifalconi (1986) Square Houses The Doorbell Rang Pat Hutchins (1986) A Million Fish ...
Using the book "Sadako and a Thousand Paper Cranes" by Eleanor Coerr
as the foundation, fourth-grade teacher Carrie Koziol taught her students about the bombing of Hiroshima, and then helped them to honor Sadako's memory.
Planning revolved around both the students' awareness of this incident and a children's literature book, Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (Coerr
A 12th-grade advisory class at Bartlett Junior Senior High School in Webster, led by Bartlett art teachers Rebecca Osborn and Sean Harrington, has begun a community service project inspired by the book "Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes," by Eleanor Coerr
In many international communities, children have formed Peacemaker Clubs, inspired by the book Sadako (Coerr
, 1993), which tells the story of a young Hiroshima resident suffering from leukemia, the "atom bomb sickness." Sadako strove to fold 1,000 origami cranes, hoping that if she were successful she would be granted her wish to live.
It is more important for students to understand the role of food in a culture and to realize that all cultures see their own foods as "normal." A study of Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (Coerr
, 1977) offers students a view of Japanese culture, as well as an awareness of its peace theme.