The Human Cost of the Hiroshima Bombing

PODCAST: Listen to the story of Kathleen Burkinshaw, the daughter of a survivor of the Hiroshima bombing. Kathleen reminds us that she and her mother are among the tens of thousands of people who view nuclear weapons in terms of the friends and family members they lost.

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Kathleen has made sharing her mother’s story in classrooms and elsewhere her life’s mission. Her book, “The Last Cherry Blossom,” has received a ton of accolades including:

  • United Nations Office of Disarmament Education Resource for Teachers and Students
  • October 2018 BOOK RIOT list of “30 Fascinating Historical Fiction Books for Middle School Readers” 
  • Finalist 2018 Sakura Medal, Japan
  • Finalist 2017 Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction
  • SCBWI Crystal Kite Award Finalist (southeast region)
  • Scholastic WNDB Reading Club Selection, 2018 & 2016
  • New England Book Festival, Honorable Mention YA category

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