Barbed Wire Baseball: How One Man Brought Hope to the Japanese Internment Camps of WWII

Barbed Wire Baseball: How One Man Brought Hope to the Japanese Internment Camps of WWII

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Overview

A true story set in a Japanese-American internment camp in World War II. As a young boy, Kenichi Zenimura (Zeni) wanted to be a baseball player, even though everyone told him he was too small. He grew up to become a successful athlete, playing with Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. But when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941, Zeni and his family were sent to one of several internment camps established in the U.S. for people of Japanese ancestry. Zeni brought the game of baseball to the camp, along with a sense of hope, and became known as the “Father of Japanese-American Baseball.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419720581
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 03/08/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 441,670
Product dimensions: 10.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

Marissa Moss is a bestselling author who lives in Berkeley, California. Yuko Shimizu is an award-winning illustrator whose work appears in the New York Times, New York magazine, and Rolling Stone. This is her first children’s book. She lives in New York City.

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