Baseball Saved Us
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This 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...more
When I finally sat down with "Baseball Saved Us" I soon realized I could use this as an enforcer to the World War II Unit we would be studying soon. The book tells the story of a boy and his fami...more
The book Baseball Saved Us is about a small Japanese boy who lived in world war 2. The Japanese people were thought to be not trusted because the United States was at war with Japan. So they sent all the Japanese citizens to live in concentration camps. The main charachter was always small and didnt have belief in himself. But he soon finds out that if you believe in yourself you can be succesfull.In my opinion the intentyed audience for this book is 3rd and 4th graders. The illustrations have...more
baseball saved us is about a Japanese boy staying in a internment camp in the middle of the Americans deserts. they sent every Japanese that was in the us into the internment camp because they thought they were apart of pearl harber . they stayed there for three year. what they did at the internment camp were they made a baseball filed. they made the filed for them to pass the time a the camp they were put in. the little boy that was there that everyone called him shorty he wan...more
In Baseball Saved Us the main character was a kid who was living throughout World War 2 with his family but was playing baseball. There were many things going on, things that the main character couldn't ignore but wanted to. Baseball was a way of distraction for the child.Throughout many things that were happening during the war in Japan, the main character was able to be strong enough with the help of going away for a while to camp and playing baseball.
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Well I think that this book should be like for 2nd- 4th graders because in my prospective...more
Genre: Historical Fiction
Interest level: Grades 3-5
Guided reading: O
Lexile level: 550L
Main Characters: "Shorty"
Summary: This is the story of a boy who describes his time in a Japanese internment camp in the United States during World War II. He talks about how boring it was in the camp and one day, the adults and kids decided to make a baseball field in the dirt to help pass the time. It took a while, but when they were done, they would play. The boy wasn’t...more
Baseball Saved Us written by Ken Mochizuki, illustrated by Dom Lee, and published in 1993 by Lee & Low books Inc, takes place in a Japanese internment camp. It is narrated by a young boy whose father decides to build a baseball field to take peoples' minds off of the harsh conditions of the camp. Through interactions with family members and others, the boy describes the racism that forces them to leave their homes, what the living conditions are like, and how he uses his anger at being in t...more
It tells about the internment of over 100,000 Japanese Americans and Japanese citizens who lived along the Pacific coast of the United States during WWII. It speaks of the hatred and prejudice of Americans for the Japa...more
Suggested Age: 3rd and up
Brief Synapses: After the attack on pearl harbor, Japanese Americans were presumed untrustworthy so they were sent to live on internment camps. Well shorty the main character of the story was a little boy living with his family in one of those camps. His father had this ingenious idea of building a baseball field. Shorty discovers that the game became much more than winning a game but more about winning self-respect and dignity for himself and his people. Did I...more
Baseball Saved Us, appropriate for upper elementary readers, tells the story of a young boy's experience while imprisoned in the Japanese internment camps in the early 1940s. The illustrations and text work together in beautiful harmony as they create images of the dismal, desolate, conditions of this "camp" in the American desert. A place with "dry, cracked dirt," dust storms blowing sand everywhere, public bathroom facilities, and the small, wall-less barracks wher...more
This book is for parents and teachers who want their children and students to learn about difference, injustice, and discrimination. It also has background information about the war between America and Japan and how Japanese-Americans were discriminated. It has a moral of how even if you are different you can become great....more
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I gave this book five stars because it not only...more