Some have heard the truly inspirational story of Sadako and her thousand paper cranes. If you haven't we greatly recommend you read Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr. Sadako was killed October 25, 1955, in Hiroshima, Japan, by a nuclear bomb. Growing up she made paper cranes and tried to make 1000. This was her way of dreaming of world peace, a goal she never reached. When Mr. Rosenberg was a child, everyone feared nuclear war. So, most children were inspired to make paper cranes. Mr. Rosenberg decided that his TA needed something to be passionate about, so he turned to the familiar paper cranes. Mr. Rosenberg says these cranes are beautiful, it's great to start the day by working with your hands, it awakens the brain, and its teaching kids to be competent which makes them confident. He hopes that others will start to work on cranes too and says that his TA students can teach others how to work on these truly creative and inspiring pieces of art.