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Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (edition 1989)
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0142401137, Paperback)
Born in Hiroshima in 1943, Sadako was the star of her school's running team, until the dizzy spells started and she was forced to face the hardest race of her life-the race against time.
(retrieved from Amazon Wed, 02 Jan 2013 14:56:28 -0500)
Hospitalized with the dreaded atom bomb disease, leukemia, a child in Hiroshima races against time to fold one thousand paper cranes to verify the legend that by doing so a sick person will become healthy.
(summary from another edition)
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