20 Kids’ Books You Didn’t Realize Were Messed Up Until Later

Hiroshima No Pika

OK, so the messed up-ness of this one is pretty obvious, but it’s worth including anyway. This is a kids’ book about the atom bombs that killed millions in Hiroshima, told from the perspective of a woman who carried her husband and children away from the bomb blast. Oh, and it’s got lots of pretty realistic illustrations — the cover is a naked woman running through a sea of blood. Enough said.

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