Bat 6 - Related Reading

One-handed catch One-handed catch
Auch, Mary Jane.
After losing his hand in an accident in his father's butcher shop in 1946, sixth-grader Norman uses hard work and humor to learn to live with his disability and to succeed at baseball, art, and other activities.


The journal of Ben Uchida, citizen #13559, Mirror Lake Internment Camp The journal of Ben Uchida, citizen #13559, Mirror Lake Internment Camp
Denenberg, Barry.
Twelve-year-old Ben Uchida keeps a journal of his experiences as a prisoner in a Japanese internment camp in Mirror Lake, California, during World War II.


Weedflower Weedflower
Kadohata, Cynthia.
After twelve-year-old Sumiko and her Japanese-American family are relocated from their flower farm in southern California to an internment camp on a Mojave Indian reservation in Arizona, she helps her family and neighbors, becomes friends with a local Indian boy, and tries to hold on to her dream of owning a flower shop.


The art of keeping cool The art of keeping cool
Lisle, Janet Taylor.
In 1942, Robert and his cousin Elliot uncover long-hidden family secrets while staying in their grandparents' Rhode Island town, where they also become involved with a German artist who is suspected of being a spy.


MadCat MadCat
Mackel, Kathy.
Fast-pitch softball catcher MadCat Campione's love for the sport--and her relationship with her best friends--is strained when her team competes on a national level. MadCat Campione is the best twelve-year-old catcher in New Hampshire.. And this year her fastpitch softball team, the Norwich Sting, is going National. They'll be shooting to make the National Fastpitch Softball World Series, playing against the best teams from around the country. MadCat is thrilled. But going National isn't quite what MadCat expected. Almost half the girls from the Sting -- girls who have played together for years -- have been cut to make room for hotshots from nearby towns. Their coach tells them the most important thing is to play to win. MadCat's best friend, Jess, isn't fun anymore: all she can think about is beating the competition, both inside and outside the team. Things are getting tenser and tenser. The Sting's winning all their games; they're sure to make it to the big time. They know nothing can stop them, not when their motto is Eating Dirt Is Better Than Losing. But is winning really more important than anything? Or will all their victories just add up to nothing?


In my day : journey for a day to Japan and America during the early 1900s In my day : journey for a day to Japan and America during the early 1900s
Martel, June Atsuko.
Tag along with two children - one in Japan, the other in America during the early 1900s. Can they have anything in common living thousands of miles apart? "In My Day" brings to life the sights and feelings of contrasting cultures in a nostalgic era. Begin sharing family stories that help you discover, share, and build upon your heritage.


Baseball saved us Baseball saved us
Mochizuki, Ken, 1954-
A Japanese American boy learns to play baseball when he and his family are forced to live in an internment camp during World War II, and his ability to play helps him after the war is over.


Keeping score Keeping score
Park, Linda Sue.
In Brooklyn in 1951, a die-hard Giants fan teaches nine-year-old Maggie, who is a "Bums" (Dodgers) fan, how to use a technique to keep score of a baseball game which creates a special friendship between them.


Under the blood-red sun Under the blood-red sun
Salisbury, Graham.
Tomikazu Nakaji's biggest concerns are baseball, homework, and a local bully, until life with his Japanese family in Hawaii changes drastically after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941.


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