Baseball Saved Us
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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 ReviewUser 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