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


“[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 View →


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


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


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


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