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Soul Lanterns

Soul Lanterns

Translator: Emily Balistrieri

Language/s: English, Japanese
Country Connection: Japan
Reader Age: Older, Mature
Genre: Fiction

A reflective short novel about pupils at a school art club using art to explore relatives’ and neighbours’ experiences of World War II and the Hiroshima atomic bomb. Herself the daughter of survivors, and a resident of Hiroshima, Kuzki’s story is a powerful introduction to the trauma of war but also to the ways we use art and ritual to rebuild society, work through grief, and find hope and peace after a disaster.

SELs: relationship management self-awareness social awareness
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Soul Lanterns

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Year: 2021

ISBN: 9780593174357