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This book might be a good starting point for introducing youngsters to the period of U.S history in which the government forced Japanese American families into so called internment camps after Pearl Harbor, even though there s no concrete sense of historical facts in the story, such as how long the family was confined or the condition of their house after they were allowed to return it Other discussions might arise from the text, I would hope, such as the acceptance the boy is afforded only af This book might be a good starting point for introducing youngsters to the period of U.S history in which the government forced Japanese American families into so called internment camps after Pearl Harbor, even though there s no concrete sense of historical facts in the story, such as how long the family was confined or the condition of their house after they were allowed to return it Other discussions might arise from the text, I would hope, such as the acceptance the boy is afforded only after he becomes a better ballplayer For the same age group, there s also Barbed Wire Baseball I really enjoyed this book and i really think that everyone there really ampresed the reason they were at the contetertion camp I m forever amazed at the number of poignant stories swirling around the great game of baseball Has any other game ever provided as many life lessons Baseball Saved Us involves a Japanese American boy whose family is part of the internment camp program during World War II As he becomes aware of the hatred aimed at him and his race, he channels his emotions into baseball This picture book is an excellent choice for helping young readers better understand many topics and issues prejudice, Wor I m forever amazed at the number of poignant stories swirling around the great game of baseball Has any other game ever provided as many life lessons Baseball Saved Us involves a Japanese American boy whose family is part of the internment camp program during World War II As he becomes aware of the hatred aimed at him and his race, he channels his emotions into baseball This picture book is an excellent choice for helping young readers better understand many topics and issues prejudice, World War II, governmental mistakes, emotional self control, etc Baseball Saved Us would work well for a read aloud, book group discussion, or stand alone text Reading Level IntermediateThis book describes how baseball helped the Japanese who were in internment camps during World War II find meaning and worth during their struggle This book is a wonderful asset to the Social Studies curriculum It allows students to see that different groups of people were treated poorly during World War II It also shows students that everyone can achieve great things no matter what their race is.The illustrations also allow children to notice that the characters co Reading Level IntermediateThis book describes how baseball helped the Japanese who were in internment camps during World War II find meaning and worth during their struggle This book is a wonderful asset to the Social Studies curriculum It allows students to see that different groups of people were treated poorly during World War II It also shows students that everyone can achieve great things no matter what their race is.The illustrations also allow children to notice that the characters could be anyone The facial features are not very distinct The textures of the drawings also enhance the setting the camps were in deserts 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. I was excited to see a picture book about the Japanese internment On the one hand, I am thrilled that there is a book at this level that addresses this topic, but on the other hand, the story felt disconnected, and I didn t feel it had a clear message The book starts with a short paragraph introducing the Japanese internment It sets just a little bit of context, enough for young audiences The opening scene is from within the internment camp At first the book is like a non fiction presentati I was excited to see a picture book about the Japanese internment On the one hand, I am thrilled that there is a book at this level that addresses this topic, but on the other hand, the story felt disconnected, and I didn t feel it had a clear message The book starts with a short paragraph introducing the Japanese internment It sets just a little bit of context, enough for young audiences The opening scene is from within the internment camp At first the book is like a non fiction presentation of Japanese internment camps Being narrated in the first person by a Japanese American boy, there are glimpses into the past that show how the narrator felt different and picked on in school, before being sent to the camp Even though he s just a boy, I didn t quite like how he happened to be smaller than all his classmates, and not very good at sports, perpetuating the emasculated Asian man stereotype At one point, there is a scene in which the narrator s older brother shockingly talks back to his father This moment is meant to be the catalyst for the creation of the baseball field, but the connection isn t explained, and the story feels disjointed Just as the story starts to get into how everyone in the camp is getting into baseball, it suddenly jumps to after the war The narrator is back to playing baseball with his white teammates, and the events of a particular game parallel a dramatic game he played inside the camp There is a climactic moment and then the book ends I didn t get a good sense of closure I did appreciate the sepia toned illustrations I thought the images of the barren desert, long lines outside of barracks, barbed wire fences, and armed guards were poignant and accurate depictions of Japanese internment camps I also think any young baseball fan would really enjoy this book It s perhaps less of a book about Japanese Americans playing baseball in internment camps, andabout a Japanese American boy who learned to play baseball while in an internment camp, which later on helped him to fit in better with his white classmates Definitely not a shining moment for America but it is something that needs to be remembered so that it never happens again.Ages 7 12Cleanliness the word Jap is used twice A boy gets angry and disrespectful to his dad Like my reviews Then you should follow me Because I have hundredsjust like this one With each review, I provide a Cleanliness Report, mentioning any objectionable content I come across so that parents and or conscientious readers like me can determine beforehand Definitely not a shining moment for America but it is something that needs to be remembered so that it never happens again.Ages 7 12Cleanliness the word Jap is used twice A boy gets angry and disrespectful to his dad Like my reviews Then you should follow me Because I have hundredsjust like this one With each review, I provide a Cleanliness Report, mentioning any objectionable content I come across so that parents and or conscientious readers like me can determine beforehand whether they want to read a book or not Content surprises are super annoying, especially when you re 100 pages in, so here s my attempt to help you avoid that So Follow or Friend me here on GoodReads You ll see my updates as I m reading and know which books I m liking and what I m not finishing and why You ll also be able to utilize my library for looking up titles to see whether the book you re thinking about reading next has any objectionable content or not From swear words, to romance, to bad attitudes in children s books , I cover it all My favorite part of the book Baseball Saved Us was when the Japanese people were in the camp playing baseball and were clowning on the player and then he proved that he was good at playing baseball This book is about the Japanese war The Japanese people were being sent to concentration camps because they were not trusted because they thought that they were gunna be connections to the Japanese soldiers Well I think that this book should be like for 2nd 4th graders because in my prospective My favorite part of the book Baseball Saved Us was when the Japanese people were in the camp playing baseball and were clowning on the player and then he proved that he was good at playing baseball This book is about the Japanese war The Japanese people were being sent to concentration camps because they were not trusted because they thought that they were gunna be connections to the Japanese soldiers Well I think that this book should be like for 2nd 4th graders because in my prospective I think it will show them how you can always move forward and ignore most of all of the bad comments that are being said about them I think that a parent would want to choose this book for their child because it will show their son daughter how life is going to be while there growing up The theme of this book is that even if you re different from others you can still be someone in life Well what I mostly enjoyed about this book is that the boy never gave up even though people were talking about him and saying bad thing to him he got to believe in himself and move ahead When Baseball Saved Us was published 25 years ago, it was described by reviewers as being about an important but neglected part of American history Well, times have changed andbooks for children about the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII have been written about this shameful period in our country s history Yet, Baseball Saved Us is as important a book today as it was when it was first published.The story is told in the first person by a young boy in an unnamed internment camp When Baseball Saved Us was published 25 years ago, it was described by reviewers as being about an important but neglected part of American history Well, times have changed andbooks for children about the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII have been written about this shameful period in our country s history Yet, Baseball Saved Us is as important a book today as it was when it was first published.The story is told in the first person by a young boy in an unnamed internment camp, whose father has decided to make a baseball field in the desert where the camp is located to give people something to do Not particularly excited about that, the boy recalls that in school before being order to leave his home with his family, he was never picked to play on any sports teams when the other kids were choosing sides because of he was so much shorter and smaller that the other kids.Everyone pulls together and soon the baseball field is finished, mattress ticking is turned into uniforms, teams are forms and it s time to play ball Playing on one of these teams is easier for the boy because the other kids were pretty much the same size, but it didn t really help his game much.During one game, he notices that the soldier in the guardhouse is watching him Taking a few practice swings, the boy puts all his resentment and anger into his next swing, and sure enough, he made his first home run.After the war, when the Japanese Americans who were held in internment camps are finally released and allowed to return home, the narrator finds himself once again alone at school But when baseball season comes around, this time he proves himself a pretty good player, earning the nickname Shorty At a game, when it s his turn at bat, Shorty can hear the crowd screaming and calling him names Thinking about the guard in the watchtower and how he took his anger out on the bat, Shorty once again calls on the feeling as the crowd jeers him and putting it all into his swing, sends the ball over the fence, saving the day for his team.Of course, this isn t really a story about baseball, but it is one about racism and offers a constructive way of dealing with feelings of anger and resentment, while gaining a sense of dignity and self respect It s interesting that the narrator has no name until the boys at school after the war give him a nickname It s as though he had lost his identity until he began believing in himself.Baseball Saved Us is not just a good story with an important message It is also a good book for introducing the whole history of Japanese American internment to young readers without overwhelming them In the course of the story, Shorty says that he was taken out of school by his parents one day, and that his family soon found themselves living in horse stalls before moving to the camp in the desert, where they were subjected to dust storms and sand everywhere He also points out that people were forced to lived in barracks without walls, to wait in line to eat or to use the bathroom, where there was no privacy His older brother ate with his friends, but soon was refusing to do what his parents requested a big problem with older kids in the internment camps This offers a wonderful opportunity to expand on how people perceived to be an enemy of the United States can be treated so badly.Supporting Shorty s narration and done in somber shades of brown and tan with splashes of color, Dom Lee s realistically detailed illustrations really bring this story, that has its roots in the author s parent s internment experiences, to life.This is a book that many kids will find resonates in today s world even though it was written 25 years ago about the racism and prejudice that was so prevalent in WWIIthan 70 years ago.This book is recommended for readers age 7 This book was borrowed from the NYPL Text Set Social Tragedy Subject Matter Interment Camp DiscriminationPublished 1993Book 5This books deals with an often overlooked social tragedy in United State s history, the interment of Japanese citizens during WWII.In Baseball Saved US Ken Mochizuki uses a young boy nicknamed Shorty, because of his size, as a vehicle to show different groups of people were treated poorly during WWII More than that, though, this is a story of resilience and how triumph is possible in the most difficult Text Set Social Tragedy Subject Matter Interment Camp DiscriminationPublished 1993Book 5This books deals with an often overlooked social tragedy in United State s history, the interment of Japanese citizens during WWII.In Baseball Saved US Ken Mochizuki uses a young boy nicknamed Shorty, because of his size, as a vehicle to show different groups of people were treated poorly during WWII More than that, though, this is a story of resilience and how triumph is possible in the most difficult and unlikely of times The story starts with Shorty and his family being taken to an interment camp His father explains to him what is going on and the injustice of the situation After being moved around and squalling in the desert prison Shorty s father decides it is time to build a baseball field The community rallies around the sport to boost moral and it works Shorty is not very good but practices to get better He is oddly motivated by a guard who is constantly watching them from atop his watch tower In a dramatic scene when Shorty is in a game winning situation he looks at the guard and feels anger, and resolves to hit the ball all the way to the tower He does, and his team wins the game My favorite part of this book is what happens next He finds himself alone in a school cafeteria dealing with the prejudice towards Japaneses that followed WWII It would have been easy for Mochizuki to end the book with the home run, but there wasto this injustice that must be shared So the story continues and Shorty experiences isolation, racial slurs and mocking by many around him Then at the end of the story he is again up to bat, facing a game winning situation The crowd is heckling him but he remembers that guard in the tower and blocks out the noise Again, Shorty comes up big for his team Baseball Saved Us shows the reader the difficult time Japanese American citizen had during and after WWII, but Mochizuki uses baseball as vehicle to show the battle one wages in finding their spot in society His team is behind him but he still has prove himself to the crowd and ultimately that is who he is trying to show his skills to The illustrations by Dom Lee are brilliant and truly bring this book to life His use of frames and space bring so muchto this book This text describes the painful reality of this dark moment in American history in a frank, perhaps understated way This frank approach is necessary because it s a story that is often overlooked, especially when the focus of much of WWII literature is on what happened in Europe It is an uplifting story of resilience but one that teaches lessons on racism, prejudice, and discrimination