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Baseball Saved Us [Paperback]

By Ken Mochizuki & Dom Lee (Illustrator)
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Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.2" Width: 9.9" Height: 0.2"
Weight:   0.3 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Publisher   Lee & Low Books
Age  5-8
ISBN  1880000199  
EAN  9781880000199  

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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

Publishers Description
A Japanese American boy learns to play baseball while his family is forced to live in an internment camp during WW II.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! KEN MOCHIZUKI is the author of the award-winning Baseball Saved Us, Passage to Freedom, and Heroes, all published by Lee & Low Books. Ken's journalism background lends itself well to biographies that are well-researched and sensitively told. He and his wife live in Seattle, Washington.

Ken Mochizuki currently resides in Seattle. Ken Mochizuki was born in 1954.

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Baseball Saved Us by Ken Mochizuki
In the book Baseball saved us many lives were changed. I thought that it was a good book because of the picture. We think that it was great because wealso like baseball. The pictures are detailed and lifelike. On page 4 you could tell how afraid he was when his dad yelled at him. In addition, when the kid looked at the guard, you can tell that the guard was frowning from the illustration. The story would make you think it is real. Explains all the things that you would think would happen from reading the title. You would be cheering on the kid as if you were his friend. If your into baseball, you would adore this book. All the people use all their effort to make a baseball field. On page 6 and 13 they play a baseball game, where many things happen.
We thought the book was still great and alive. The drawings helped you explain everything and the story makes everything real or you think. If your into baseball, you will adore this book.
Inspirational  Feb 16, 2007
The book Baseball Saved Us by Ken Mochizuki is a book on baseball. This is based on Japanese camps in World War II. This book shows pride about how they made something useful by playing the game.
There are three reasons you should read this book. One reason is because It is an inspirational book. It shows how Japanese made it through the war and being in a camp. Another reason is because it spotlights our mistakes in the past. Putting innocent victoms in fenced camps, even though they had nothing to do with the war was a mistake. Another reason is because it teaches us that you can make something out of nothing. They made a baseball field out of a dirt field.
We Recommend this book because it's an inspiration to everyone. It shows our past mistakes, so we don't repeat them in the future. It also teaches us a lesson because we can make something out of nothing.
baseball saved us  Mar 31, 2005
This book was about a boy and his family when america was at war with jaspan. The boys dad dicided to make a baseball field and everyone hekp it eas like the real thing. The boy was not such a good playaer but he practiced. After the war ended he went back home it was bad nobody talked him and also made fun of him. Basebasll season came and he palyed for a team there to they made fun of him saying Jap's no good. That same day he bated and he made jhi steam win. This sotry show the struggle and getting out it just by playing baseball.
A true American sport  Jul 28, 2004
This book is a great inspiration to young children. It deals with obstacles in life and the ways they are over come. Even if you are different, there are ways for everyone to fit in.
Baseball Saved US  Jul 26, 2004
Mochizuki, K. (1993). Baseball Saved Us. New York. LEE & LOW BOOKS.
The story of "Shorty" and his family living at an interment camp during WWII can be used when teaching students about war, especially WWII. Younger students can relate to the character of "Shorty" and his struggles with fitting in and the hardships he feels among peers. Older students can debate the equality issues and the effect war has on people concerning race, religion, and nationality. The issues of prejudices are revealed through the eyes of a young Japanese-American boy. This story revolves around baseball, an all American great pastime. Baseball is the answer because the Japanese-American's are American's. The injustices in this book are well written to inform a large audience at many age levels.


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