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Baseball saved us /

by Mochizuki, Ken; Lee, Dom [ill.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Lee & Low, c1993Edition: 1st ed.Description: [32] p. : col. ill. ; 21 x 26 cm.ISBN: 9781880000014; 1880000016; 1880000199; 0329135341.Subject(s): Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 -- Fiction | World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction | Baseball -- Fiction | Prejudices -- Fiction | Historical fictionSummary: A Japanese American boy learns to play baseball when he and his family are forced to live in an internment camp during World War II, and his ability to play helps him after the war is over.
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<p>Baseball Saved Us--the groundbreaking children's book about the Japanese American concentration camp experience during World War II</p> <p>After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Shorty and his family, along with thousands of other Japanese Americans, have been forced to relocate from their home to Camp. One day Shorty's dad looks out across the desert and decides they should build a baseball field. Fighting the heat, dust, and freezing cold nights, the prisoners need something to look forward to, even if only for nine innings. So in this unlikely place, surrounded by barbed-wire fences and guards in towers, a baseball league is born. And Shorty soon finds that he is playing not only to win, but to gain dignity and self-respect.</p> <p>Inspired by a long-hidden and shameful part of America's past, and the people who triumphed over it, this modern classic remains a moving story of hope, courage, and endurance. The new 25th Anniversary Edition features an updated cover and author's note.</p>

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A Japanese American boy learns to play baseball when he and his family are forced to live in an internment camp during World War II, and his ability to play helps him after the war is over.

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Mochizuki and Lees poignant story of a young Japanese American boy trying to make sense of the world after he and his family are sent to an internment camp during WWII was one of the first American picture books to talk about Japanese American internment; to acknowledge racism and its effects on a child; or even to feature characters from marginalized communities. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition contains moving author and illustrator notes: Mochizuki hopes that the book has been a role model, a story people of all backgrounds can relate to personally; Lee hopes the books original readers will share it with a new generation as we face the risk of history repeating itself. martha v. parravano July/Aug p.155(c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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