Bat 6

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Perfection Learning Corporation, Apr 1, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 230 pages
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In a powerful book set in post-World War II Oregon, sixth graders from rival towns prepare for the 50th annual softball game. Two of the players--a Japanese American who spent the war in an internment camp and a girl whose father was killed at Pearl Harbor--collide with tragic results on the day of the big game.

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User Review  - rgruberexcel - LibraryThing

RGG: Historical fiction, post WWII racism towards Japanese-American is represented through a baseball game between 6th grade girls. The eighteen different (unreliable) narrators, many of whom speak in ... Read full review

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User Review  - CBJames - LibraryThing

This may not be a fair review. I have a few issues with Bat 6. You have been warned. Bat 6 is the story of how racism hit home following World War II in small town rural Oregon. Every year, the sixth ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Virginia Euwer Wolff is an accomplished violinist and former elementary school and high school English teacher. Her first book for young readers, "Probably Still Nick Swansen", was published in 1988 and won both the International Reading Association Award and the PEN-West Book Award. Since then she has written several more critically acclaimed young adult novels, earning more honors, including the National Book Award for "True Believer", as well as the Golden Kite Award for Fiction and the Jane Addams Book Award for Children's Books that Build Peace. Her books include "Make Lemonade", "The Mozart Season", "This Full House" and "Bat 6". She lives in Oregon.