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A Bowl Full of Peace: A True Story

A heartbreaking but essential perspective on war and survival.—starred, Kirkus Reviews In this deeply moving nonfiction picture book, award-winning author Caren Stelson brings Sachiko… Read More →

  • Lexile: 650
  • ATOS: 3.6
  • Dewey: 940.54/252244092 [B]
  • Copyright: 2020


The Horn Book Magazine

“[A] symbol of survival. . . . Kusaka’s illustrations effectively focus on Sachiko’s family and the ways they used the bowl to create an orderly family life even in the midst of, and after, a devastating war.”—starred, The Horn Book Magazine


Publishers Weekly

" . . . The soft edges of Kusaka’s digital artwork mimic pastel images and show the catastrophe and its aftermath directly."—Publishers Weekly


Kirkus Reviews

“A heartbreaking but essential perspective on war and survival.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews



“A powerful entry point for discussing the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the importance of peace and disarmament. Stunning.”—starred, Booklist


School Library Journal

“A useful resource that could be tied to the International Day of Peace.”—School Library Journal