A Diamond in the Desert

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Penguin Group US,
Pub. Date:
2012.
Language:
English
Accelerated Reader:
IL: MG - BL: 5 - AR Pts: 4
Lexile measure:
810L
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For Tetsu, baseball is so much more than just a game On December 6, 1941, Tetsu is a twelve-year-old California boy who loves baseball. On December 7, 1941, everything changes. The bombing of Pearl Harbor means Tetsu's Japanese-American family will be relocated to an internment camp. Gila River camp isn't technically a prison, but with nowhere to go, nothing to do, and no time frame for leaving, it might as well be. So when someone has the idea of building a baseball diamond and starting a team, Tetsu is overjoyed. But then his sister gets dangerously sick, forcing him to choose between his family and his love of the game. This is an impeccably researched, lyrical story about baseball, honor, and a turbulent period in U.S. history.
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ISBN:
9781101560211
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 5, 4 Points
Lexile measure:
810L
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