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Yoko's Diary : The life of a young girl in Hiroshima during WWII - Paul Ham

Yoko's Diary

The life of a young girl in Hiroshima during WWII

By: Paul Ham

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Published: 1st May 2013
For Ages: 8 - 11 years old
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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. With additions by Yoko's relatives and fellow students, and an introduction by award-winning author Paul Ham, Yoko's Diary not only shows us the hopes, beliefs and daily life of a young girl in wartime Japan, it is a touching account of the consequences of the first nuclear bombing of a city.

About the Author

Paul Ham is the author of the highly acclaimed Kokoda (HarperCollins, 2004) and the Australia correspondent of the London Sunday Times.

He was born and educated in Australia and lives in Sydney, having spent several years working in Britain as a journalist and publisher.

Paul Ham

Paul Ham is the author of Hiroshima Nagasaki (2011), Vietnam: The Australian War (2007) and Kokoda (2004). Vietnam won the New South Wales Premier's Prize for Australian History and was shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Prize for Non-Fiction (2008). Kokoda was shortlisted for the Walkley Award for Non-Fiction and the New South Wales Premier's Prize for Non-Fiction. His most recent book, Sandakan: The Untold Story of the Sandakan Death Marches, was published in 2012 and has been shortlisted for the 2013 Prime Minister's Literary Award for History. A former Sunday Times correspondent, with a Master's degree in Economic History from the London School of Economics, Paul now devotes most of his time to writing history. He lives in Paris and Sydney with his family.

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ISBN: 9780733331176
ISBN-10: 0733331173
Audience: Children
For Ages: 8 - 11 years old
For Grades: 3 - 5
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st May 2013
Publisher: ABC Books
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 15.4  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.53