Thursday, December 6, 2018

#tbt: Baseball Saved Us by Ken Mochizuki

Baseball Saved Us by Ken Mochizuki. Illustrated by Dom Lee. unpgd. Lee & Low Books, March, 1993. 9781880000014.

#tbt features Baseball Saved Us by Ken Mochizuki. 2018 is the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of this "groundbreaking" book. Back in 1993, there weren't many books at all, let alone books for children about this shameful part of US history. An unnamed narrator describes how he and his family were forced into a concentration camp and the terrible conditions that existed there. Fortunately for him, the children formed a baseball league and the camaraderie that resulted provided hope and comfort. Visit Lee & Low's web page for the book for lots of curriculum use ideas. 

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