March 22, 2018

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A Historic Meeting | Picture of the Week

Caren Stelson, the author of Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story, recently traveled across the Pacific to visit with Sachiko Yasui, the Nagasaki atomic bomb survivor and subject of the work, at the latter’s nursing home in Nagasaki, Japan. During the same trip, Stelson paid a visit to the city’s mayor, Tomihisa Taue, to announce the publication of the book.

Caren and Sachiko in Nagasaki

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Christina Vercelletto is School Library Journal’s former news editor. An award-winning writer and editor, Vercelletto has held staff positions at Babytalk, Parenting, Scholastic Parent & Child, and



  1. What a great photo of two amazing women. “Sachiko” is such a powerful book, and continues to have a strong impact on my life and how I view the world and others.