Baseball Saved Us Children's Book
This Book is In Very Nice Condition * 40 Pages * Age 4 - 8
Illustrated by Dom Lee A Japanese-American boy discovers hope and self-respect while playing baseball at an internment camp during World War II., Shorty and his family, along with thousands of Japanese Americans, are sent to an internment camp after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Fighting the heat and dust of the desert, Shorty and his father decide to build a baseball diamond and form a league in order to boost the spirits of the internees. Shorty quickly learns that he is playing not only to win, but to gain dignity and self-respect as well.Baseball Saved Us is the ultimate rite of passage story. It will appeal again and again to readers who enjoy cheering for the underdog., This moving tale of a Japanese American boy living in a World War II internment camp documents a part of history that has been virtually forgotten. "Shorty" learns to play baseball and gains the confidence to overcome the hardships and discrimination he faces. The magnificent illustrations were inspired by Ansel Adams' photographs of the Manzanar internment camp. Text copyright 2004 Lectorum Publications, Inc.