Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor CoerrHiroshima-born Sadako is lively and athletic--the star of her schools running team. And then the dizzy spells start. Soon gravely ill with leukemia, the atom bomb disease, Sadako faces her future with spirit and bravery. Recalling a Japanese legend, Sadako sets to work folding paper cranes. For the legend holds that if a sick person folds one thousand cranes, the gods will grant her wish and make her healthy again. Based on a true story, Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes celebrates the extraordinary courage that made one young woman a heroine in Japan.
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This lesson plan may be used to help your students answer questions about the text, use illustrations and text to draw inferences, and recognize cultural diversity while reading ''Tree of Cranes'' by Allen Say. Upon completion of this lesson on Tree of Cranes by Allen Say.
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