The content of John Hersey's Hiroshima
is most appropriate for mature students in grades 7 through 12. The horrific devastation of nuclear war is described very vividly in a matter-of-fact way, and students should be forewarned.
Hersey, John. Hiroshima
(USA: Vintage, 1989).
John Hersey's acclaimed book, originally published in The New Yorker
on August 31, 1946, contains the factual accounts of six individuals who survived the atomic bombs dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Modern versions of the book include a chapter on these survivors approximately 40 years after the blast.
John Hersey's acclaimed book on the devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that ended World War II in the Pacific stands up after nearly 70 years. Hiroshima
is best done following study of World War II and the Holocaust, as a segue into the Cold War.