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By Paul Ham

The diary of Yoko, a 13-year-old eastern woman who lived close to Hiroshima through the battle a long time: 8-12 1945 was once a troublesome time to be a toddler in Japan. Many had obvious their towns destroyed by way of US bombers. meals, gas and fabrics have been briefly provide. but spirits remained excessive. In April 1945, Yoko Moriwaki began highschool in Hiroshima, excited to be a prestigious 'Kenjo' woman, and entire of responsibility in the direction of her mom and dad, university and kingdom. however the nation was once falling aside and in 4 months time her urban may turn into the objective for the 1st atomic bomb ever used as a weapon. In her diary, Yoko presents an account of that point - whilst stipulations have been so terrible that kids as younger as twelve have been required to paintings in undefined; whilst fierce battles raged within the Pacific and kids like Yoko believed victory was once close to. With additions through Yoko's relations and fellow scholars, and an creation by way of award-winning writer Paul Ham, Yoko's Diary not just exhibits us the hopes, ideals and lifestyle of a tender lady in wartime Japan, it's a touching account of the implications of the 1st nuclear bombing of a urban.

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