“Kuzki and translator Balistrieri create a compelling and age-appropriate account of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, and its aftermath.” —Booklist
“This gut-wrenching tale of the Hiroshima bombing from a Japanese perspective is a tender and honest exploration of empathy in the aftermath of unimaginable pain and grief.” —School Library Journal
“Kuzki, a the child of [Hiroshima] bombing survivors herself, presents an intimate look at the effects of the [Hiroshima] bomb a generation later, and how such an event has long-lasting impact on the community to which it happened.” —The Bulletin
“Even though they are fictional, the stories of loss, regret, loneliness, and grief are powerful and emotional.” —Kirkus Reviews
“A tale about wartime trauma and how art and story can channel empathy, memory, and remembrance.” —The Horn Book
SELECTION - 2021 Freeman Book Awards for Children’s and Young Adult’s Literature on East and South Asia.