The discovered diary of Yoko, a 13-year-old Japanese girl who lived near Hiroshima.While the core of the book is Yoko's diary, it would also include information about the war, the Japanese way of life, Hiroshima today and extra material to complete a poignant and comprehensive view of one of history's most horrific events. Ages: 8-12. Edited by Paul Ham and translated by Debbie Edwards. Shortlisted under the Young People's History Prize for the 2014 NSW Premier's History Awards.
Japan marked the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima today with a somber ceremony to honor the dead. The August 6, 1945 blast killed up to 140,000 people. The bombing of Nagasaki three days later killed tens of thousands more, prompting Japan's surrender to WWII allies. (AP)