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Life in Hiroshima during the war was difficult for six-year-old Keiji and the Nakazawa family, but they made the best of it.
On his way to school one bright August morning, Keiji was unaware his hometown would soon be turned into a world of horrors.
That morning, he watched as a single airplane soared through the clear blue sky, carrying with it the most powerful weapon that had ever been created, the atomic bomb, code named "Little Boy."
It was about to fall on Keiji's city, changing his life forever.
I Saw It
A Survivor's True Story of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima
By Keiji Nakazawa
Black and white comics
6.625" x 10.25"
"Highly recommended for older readers and for all libraries."
--The Library Journal on Nakazawa's "Barefoot Gen"
"Invaluable for the lessons it offers in history, humanity and compassion." --Publishers Weekly on Nakazawa's "Barefoot Gen"
"This vivid and harrowing story will... burn a radioactive crater in your memory that will never let you forget it. Gen is one of those few comix that actually pulls off the essential magic trick... those little marks on paper come to fully realized life." --Art Spiegelman, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Maus on Nakazawa's "Barefoot Gen"