One of the most powerful accounts of that terrible event was told by a cartoonist--Keiji Nakazawa.
Nakazawa was a child living with his family in Hiroshima when the atomic bomb was dropped on that city on August 6, 1945. Nakazawa's father, sister and brother died that day and his infant sister died weeks later from radiation sickness. Unbelievably, Keiji, who was less than a mile away from ground zero, was protected from the blast by a collapsed wall.
Nakagawa survived to become a cartoonist creating a series of semi-autobiographical manga Hadashi no Gen (Barefoot Gen) as well as Ore wa Mita (I Saw It).
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Ron Turner of Last Gasp Publishing is planning to remedy that with a new hardcover edition. To join Last Gasp’s Kickstarter campaign go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1784498350/barefoot-gen-for-schools-and-libraries