Caren Stelson’s Sachiko from Carolrhoda Books Named a Robert F. Sibert Informational Honor Book

A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story
, written by Caren
and published by Carolrhoda
Books, a division of Lerner Publishing Group
, has been named a 2017 Robert
F. Sibert Informational Honor Book
. The Sibert Medal was named in
honor of Robert F. Sibert, the long-time president of Bound to Stay
Bound Books, Inc. of Jacksonville, Illinois. It is awarded annually by
the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the
American Library Association (ALA), to the author(s) and illustrator(s)
of the most distinguished informational picture book for children
published in the United States, with Honor Books named each year as
well. The ALA awards were announced this morning at the American Library
Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta.

A National Book Award for Young People Longlist selection, Sachiko is
a striking work of narrative nonfiction that tells the true story of
six-year-old Sachiko Yasui’s survival of the Nagasaki atomic bomb on
August 9, 1945, and the heartbreaking and lifelong aftermath. Having
conducted extensive interviews with Sachiko Yasui, author Caren Stelson
chronicles Sachiko’s trauma and loss, as well as her long journey to
find peace. This book offers readers a remarkable new perspective on the
final moments of World War II and their aftermath.

Sachiko is a powerful work of historical nonfiction that reminds
readers of the long-lasting effects of war,” said Adam Lerner, CEO and
publisher of Lerner Publishing Group. “We are honored to publish the
story of Sachiko’s phenomenal journey to find peace, and we are thrilled
that the Sibert committee was captivated by Caren’s thoughtful, lyrical

For more information about Sachiko:
A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story
, visit
or contact Lindsay Matvick, publicity manager, Lerner Publishing Group.

About Carolrhoda Books
, a division of Lerner
Publishing Group
, creates high-quality fiction and nonfiction for
children and young adults. Founded in 1959, Lerner Publishing Group is
one of the nation’s largest independent children’s book publishers and
currently has thirteen imprints and divisions. For more information,
or call 800-328-4929.

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