Cartoonist Keiji Nakazawa was six years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on his hometown of Hiroshima.
Shielded by a stone wall, he miraculously survived the blast, only to be plunged into a hellish landscape.
In this illustrated memoir, Nakazawa recounts his wartime childhood, his experience surviving the atomic bomb, and how the effects reverberated throughout his life.
Compelled to tell his story in the memory of his family, Nakazawa turned to comics, penning his epic graphic novel series, Barefoot Gen: A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima. This is Keiji Nakazawa's story in his own words.
"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)
black and white illustrations