Published on: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 News

The Peace Tree From Hiroshima

The Peace Tree From Hiroshima cover illustration
Cover illustration for the book The Peace Tree From Hiroshima

On Thursday, May 12 at 7:30 PM., author Sandra Moore and illustrator Kazumi Wilds will discuss their children’s book, The Peace Tree From Hiroshima in the Library’s Children’s Room. Their presentation is timely, given the announcement that President Obama will visit Hiroshima later this month. In our program, Moore, a local resident, and Wilds, visiting from California, will talk about how the book came together. The Peace Tree From Hiroshima tells the story of a bonsai tree that was cared for by generations of a Japanese family; the little tree somehow survived the bombing of Hiroshima and was donated 40 years ago to the National Arboretum by Japan to celebrate the U.S. bicentennial. Publishers Weekly called the book a “straightforward but affecting tribute to patience, dedication, and a generosity of spirit that surmounted tragedy.” Copies of the book will be on sale at the program, but the event is free and no purchase is required.

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