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Author Moriwaki, Yoko, 1932-1945, author

Title Yoko's diary : the life of a young girl in Hiroshima during WWII / translated by Debbie Edwards ; edited by Paul Ham
Published Sydney : HarperCollins Publishers Australia, 2013
Sydney, NSW : HarperCollins Publishers, 2013
ABC Books
©2013

Copies

Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS CRC  940.53161 Mor/Ydt  AVAILABLE
 W'BOOL CRC  940.53161 Mor/Ydt  AVAILABLE
 MELB CRC  940.53161 Mor/Ydt  UNAVAILABLE C19
Description 224 pages : illustrations, genealogical table, portraits ; 20 cm
Series Children's Book Council of Australia awards 2014
Contents In April 1945, Yoko Moriwaki started high school in Hiroshima, excited to be a prestigious 'Kenjo' girl, and full of duty towards her parents, school and country. In this diary, Yoko provides an account of that time -- when conditions were so poor that children as young as twelve were required to work in industry. The diary ends on 6 August, 1945, the day of the first atomic bomb
Summary 1945 was a hard time to be a child in Japan. Many had seen their cities destroyed by US bombers. Food, fuel and materials were in short supply. Yet spirits remained high. In April 1945, Yoko Moriwaki started high school in Hiroshima, excited to be a prestigious 'Kenjo' girl, and full of duty towards her parents, school and country. But the country was falling apart and in four months time her city would become the target for the first atomic bomb ever used as a weapon. In her diary, Yoko provides an account of that time - when conditions were so poor that children as young as twelve were required to work in industry; when fierce battles raged in the Pacific and children like Yoko believed victory was near
Analysis Australian
Notes "The Children's Book Council of Australia - Short-listed Book"--Cover
Audience For secondary school age
Notes Translated from the Japanese
Children's Book Council of Australia - Eve Pownall Award for Information Books - short list, 2014
Subject Moriwaki, Yoko, 1932-1945 -- Diaries -- Juvenile literature.
Moriwaki, Yoko, 1932-1945 -- Diaries.
Child labor -- Japan -- Anecdotes -- Juvenile literature.
Child labor -- Japan -- Anecdotes.
Students -- Japan -- Diaries -- Juvenile literature.
Students -- Japan -- Diaries.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives -- Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Japanese -- Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Japanese.
Hiroshima-shi (Japan)
Hiroshima-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945
Hiroshima-shi (Japan)
Hiroshima-shi (Japan) -- Anecdotes -- Juvenile literature.
Hiroshima-shi (Japan) -- Anecdotes.
Hiroshima-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945 -- Juvenile literature.
Hiroshima-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945.
Genre/Form Diaries.
Anecdotes.
Personal narratives.
Author Edwards, Debbie, translator
Ham, Paul, editor
ISBN 0733331173
0733331181
9780733331176
9780733331183
Other Titles Life of a young girl in Hiroshima during World War, 1939-1945