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DOWNLOAD ó The Lucky Baseball ò Harry Yakamoto grew up in Seven Cedars California playing baseball going to school and working at his familys 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 CaliWhen 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. Title The Lucky Baseball My Story in a Japanese American Internment CampAuthor Susanne LieurancePublication Info Enslow 2009ISBN 978 0 7660 3311 5Source Publisher provided copyIntended audience grades 3 through 6Genre historical fiction chapter book 160 PagesThemestopics World War II baseball Japanese InternmentSynopsis Harry Yakamoto lives a normal life in Seven Cedars CA until his family is interned in Manzanar a Japanese internment camp Baseball becomes is preoccupation and salvation during the many years his family lives in the campWhy I like this book I’ve always been fascinated by Manzanar Driving past it there is no sign that it was home to thousands of Japanese Americans who were held against their war during World War II I’ve also found Manzanar to be a fascinating topic because it’s rarely discussed Lieurance’s expertly told story provides insight into the harsh conditions of Japanese internment camps Her plot is transporting and her characters well developed Children will enjoy Harry and his passion for baseball without realizing how much they are learning As usual Enslow provides backmatter explaining the real history and providing links to further reading

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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 ca. gr 5 7 153pgs1941 Seven Cedars CAManzanar 12 year old Harry Yakamoto loves baseball than anything When he wins a baseball signed by Joe DiMaggio he is convinced it will bring him luck When he is forced to relocate to Manzanar along with his father and grandparents Harry just wants to go home to Seven Cedars Living conditions are crude and everything is covered with dust When he and some other kids decide to form baseball teams Harry finally has something to look forward toI would recommend this story to someone interested in learning about the Japanese American internment or someone who likes baseball

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The Lucky BaseballHarry Yakamoto grew up in Seven Cedars California playing baseball going to school and working at his familys restaurant As a young Japanese American he faced discrimination daily But. This was an amazing book to read to my kids during homeschool they didn't want our read aloud time to end during the time we used it What an awesome way to peek into history and learn from the perspective of a Japanese American boy nearly the same age as my son I am embarrassed to say I knew next to nothing about Japanese Internment camps that were established after Pearl Harbor was attacked I learned right along with my kids about the history behind this and we all got a glimpse of life inside one of the camps We had recently been reading I Have Lived A Thousand Years by Livia Bitton Jackson which we took a little break from because uite honestly I had trouble reading it to them without becoming emotional Although the American camps were not even close to being as horrific as the concentration camps there were a few eerie similarities in the experiences described in each of these books of being suddenly taken to a camp where only the bare minimum of human needs are met This book was uplifting though because life progressively improved for these Japanese Americans in many ways The baseball storyline as well as the character development and interactions kept my kids intrigued throughout our readings and they were disappointed when we finished this book At the end there is a historical description of all the events that occurred during this time period We all learned a great deal from reading thishighly recommend