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Running with Cosmos Flowers, after Hiroshima bombing, by Shizumi Shigeto Manale and Richard Marshall (book review)
After the A-bomb hits, surviving winter in Hiroshima is so hard, then flowers bloom in spring – and perhaps hope also? Among the packages of desperately needed clothes and food sent to these Japanese schoolchildren when World War II ended were simple gifts of paper, pencils, and crayons from a church in the USA. So they drew their thank-yous, sent back to the church which displayed and preserved them until today. Ask for this story of war’s aftermath as seen through children’s eyes and art at your local library or independent bookstore. The author’s documentary film “Pictures from a Hiroshima Schoolyard” includes the restored children’s drawings sent to All Souls’ …