Baseball Saved Us

Front Cover
Lee & Low, 1993 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
40 Reviews

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.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
18
4 stars
19
3 stars
1
2 stars
2
1 star
0

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - engpunk77 - LibraryThing

I'd give it 5 stars if I were a baseball person--someone who has played organized sports could appreciate the experiences of the protagonist much better than me. I definitely recommend it for the ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - KinderelHodgson - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed this book very much. The first reason I enjoyed this book was because it was written in first person. I really like books written in first person because it makes it more personal ... Read full review

Other editions - View all

About the author (1993)

Ken Mochizuki was born in Seattle, Washington in 1954. He grew up in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of south Seattle. He graduated from the University of Washington in 1976 with a BA in Communications. Mochizuki was a journalist and actor for many years before writing his picture books and novel, Beacon Hill Boys.

DOM LEE was born in Seoul, South Korea and received his MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. With his unique style of art combining techniques of painting and scratching details in encaustic wax, Lee has illustrated many award-winning picture books. He lives with his wife and children in Demarest, New Jersey.

Bibliographic information