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Caren B. Stelson

Caren Stelson is a Minneapolis writer for children and young adults, with a passion for nonfiction. Her work explores stories that struggle with issues of war and peace. Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story is such a book, revealing the horrors of nuclear war and Sachiko Yasui’s long arc toward peace. Stelson visited Nagasaki, Japan five times to research and interview Sachiko’s story. Sachiko was longlisted for a 2016 National Book Award, honored as a 2017 Minnesota Book Awards Finalist for Middle Grade Literature, won the ALSC Robert F. Sibert Honor Award for Informational Books, and was presented with the 2017 Jane Addams Children’s Book Award for Books for Older Children.

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A Bowl Full of Peace, illustrated by Akira Kusaka (Carolrhoda Books/Lerner Publishing Group, 2020)

Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story (Carolrhoda Books/Lerner Publishing Group, 2016)

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