Brad Allard


Title:Barefoot Gen: a cartoon story of Hiroshima

Author: Nakazawa Keiji

Student: Brad Allard

Why this book?  This manga series has had a profound impact upon my thinking of war and society, and how war affects ordinary citizens. Even today, I can still see images of the horrific scars of the atomic bomb survivors as depicted within this series. Despite the overwhelming destruction of the atomic weapons, Barefoot Gen offers a message of hope in which one can overcome all hardships. I chose this book in hopes to spread this important message in times of growing global tensions.

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