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The Lucky Baseball

My Story in a Japanese-American Internment Camp

Series: Historical Fiction Adventures (HFA)

By Suzanne Lieurance

Harry Yakamoto grew up in Seven Cedars, California playing baseball, going to school, and working at his family’s restaurant. As a young Japanese American, he faced discrimination daily. But when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941, his life would change forever. Forced to move to a relocation center in the desert of California, Harry and his family have to start a new life behind barbed wire and guarded watchtowers. Follow Harry Yakamoto in this World War II story as he learns to live through difficult conditions in a Japanese-American internment camp.

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"If you have a middle grader who loves baseball, this is a story he or she will surely enjoy. It is also excellent reading material for classrooms, as it offers many subjects for discussion."

Reviewer's Bookwatch, January 2012

". . . folds uplifting messages of community strength into its child's view of racial discrimination and internment."

Booklist, September 1, 2009

"A fast and good read . . ."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, January 2010

"The setting is brought to life with vivid descriptions of life in 1940s America and in the internment camp. Baseball is woven seamlessly throughout the story and will appeal to sports fans."

School Library Journal, January 2010

". . . a novel that will appeal to readers with an interest in history and sports."

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