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y separately published work icon My Hiroshima single work   picture book   children's  
Issue Details: First known date: 1987... 1987 My Hiroshima
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

In this picture book, the author relates her own experiences as a high-school student when her city was destroyed by the first atomic bomb.

Exhibitions

6917779

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has a Japanese setting, and Japanese translation.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Collins , 1987 .
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      Extent: 30p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 0001951769
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Viking ,
      1990 .
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      Extent: 32p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 0670831816
Alternative title: わたしのヒロシマ
Transliterated title: Watashino Hiroshima
Language: Japanese
    • Tokyo, Honshu,
      c
      Japan,
      c
      East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
      :
      Kin no Hoshisha ,
      1988 .
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      Extent: 30p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 4323013523

Works about this Work

‘My Eyes Burnt – Everything Went Black’ Julie Power , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 6 August 2015; (p. 17) The Age , 6 August 2015; (p. 7)
y separately published work icon Re-Visiting Historical Fiction for Young Readers : The Past through Modern Eyes Kim Wilson , New York (City) : Routledge Taylor & Francis Group , 2011 Z1886683 2011 single work criticism 'This study is concerned with how readers are positioned to interpret the past in historical fiction for children and young adults. Looking at literature published within the last thirty to forty years, Wilson identifies and explores a prevalent trend for re-visioning and rewriting the past according to modern social and political ideological assumptions. Fiction within this genre, while concerned with the past at the level of content, is additionally concerned with present views of that historical past because of the future to which it is moving. Specific areas of discussion include the identification of a new sub-genre: Living history fiction, stories of Joan of Arc, historical fiction featuring agentic females, the very popular Scholastic Press historical journal series, fictions of war, and historical fiction featuring multicultural discourses.

Wilson observes specific traits in historical fiction written for children — most notably how the notion of positive progress into the future is nuanced differently in this literature in which the concept of progress from the past is inextricably linked to the protagonist's potential for agency and the realization of subjectivity. The genre consistently manifests a concern with identity construction that in turn informs and influences how a metanarrative of positive progress is played out. This book engages in a discussion of the functionality of the past within the genre and offers an interpretative frame for the sifting out of the present from the past in historical fiction for young readers.' (Publisher's blurb)
Junko Morimoto : Courageous Perfectionist Jeri Kroll , 2002 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 46 no. 1 2002; (p. 3-6)
[Review] My Hiroshima Lois McVitty , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 32 no. 3 1988; (p. 32-33)

— Review of My Hiroshima Junko Morimoto , Anne Bower Ingram (translator), Isao Morimoto (translator), 1987 single work picture book
Diversity, High Standards in Picture Books Laurie Copping , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 16 April 1988; (p. B4)

— Review of At the Cafe Splendid Terry Denton , 1987 single work ; The Owl People Percy Trezise , 1987 single work picture book ; Ruby Alison Lester , 1987 single work picture book ; My Hiroshima Junko Morimoto , Anne Bower Ingram (translator), Isao Morimoto (translator), 1987 single work picture book
Diversity, High Standards in Picture Books Laurie Copping , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 16 April 1988; (p. B4)

— Review of At the Cafe Splendid Terry Denton , 1987 single work ; The Owl People Percy Trezise , 1987 single work picture book ; Ruby Alison Lester , 1987 single work picture book ; My Hiroshima Junko Morimoto , Anne Bower Ingram (translator), Isao Morimoto (translator), 1987 single work picture book
[Review] My Hiroshima Lois McVitty , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 32 no. 3 1988; (p. 32-33)

— Review of My Hiroshima Junko Morimoto , Anne Bower Ingram (translator), Isao Morimoto (translator), 1987 single work picture book
Junko Morimoto : Courageous Perfectionist Jeri Kroll , 2002 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 46 no. 1 2002; (p. 3-6)
Children's Book Council Awards Jo Goodman , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 105 1988; (p. 26-28)
‘My Eyes Burnt – Everything Went Black’ Julie Power , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 6 August 2015; (p. 17) The Age , 6 August 2015; (p. 7)
y separately published work icon Re-Visiting Historical Fiction for Young Readers : The Past through Modern Eyes Kim Wilson , New York (City) : Routledge Taylor & Francis Group , 2011 Z1886683 2011 single work criticism 'This study is concerned with how readers are positioned to interpret the past in historical fiction for children and young adults. Looking at literature published within the last thirty to forty years, Wilson identifies and explores a prevalent trend for re-visioning and rewriting the past according to modern social and political ideological assumptions. Fiction within this genre, while concerned with the past at the level of content, is additionally concerned with present views of that historical past because of the future to which it is moving. Specific areas of discussion include the identification of a new sub-genre: Living history fiction, stories of Joan of Arc, historical fiction featuring agentic females, the very popular Scholastic Press historical journal series, fictions of war, and historical fiction featuring multicultural discourses.

Wilson observes specific traits in historical fiction written for children — most notably how the notion of positive progress into the future is nuanced differently in this literature in which the concept of progress from the past is inextricably linked to the protagonist's potential for agency and the realization of subjectivity. The genre consistently manifests a concern with identity construction that in turn informs and influences how a metanarrative of positive progress is played out. This book engages in a discussion of the functionality of the past within the genre and offers an interpretative frame for the sifting out of the present from the past in historical fiction for young readers.' (Publisher's blurb)
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