The Lucky Baseball: My Story in a Japanese-American Internment Camp

The Lucky Baseball My Story in a Japanese American Internment Camp Harry Yakamoto grew up in Seven Cedars California playing baseball going to school and working at his familys restaurant As a young Japanese American he faced discrimination daily But when the Jap

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  • Title: The Lucky Baseball: My Story in a Japanese-American Internment Camp
  • Author: Suzanne Lieurance
  • ISBN: 9780766036550
  • Page: 402
  • Format: Paperback
  • Harry Yakamoto grew up in Seven Cedars, California playing baseball, going to school, and working at his familys restaurant As a young Japanese American, he faced discrimination daily But when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941, his life would change forever Forced to move to a relocation center in the desert of California, Harry and his family have to start a nHarry Yakamoto grew up in Seven Cedars, California playing baseball, going to school, and working at his familys restaurant As a young Japanese American, he faced discrimination daily But when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941, his life would change forever Forced to move to a relocation center in the desert of California, Harry and his family have to start a new life behind barbed wire and guarded watchtowers Follow Harry Yakamoto in this World War II story as he learns to live through difficult conditions in a Japanese American internment camp.

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    1. The Lucky Baseball brings WWII history to life in an engaging and enlightening middle-grade story.On December 7, 1941, Japan attacked the United States military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise attack shocked Americans and a deep fear that Japan would launch a full scale attack on American home land grew. President Franklin Roosevelt immediately entered the United States into WWII.Out of the growing fear, bordering on hysteria, that the American borders were at risk, in February 1942, [...]

    2. The Lucky Baseball is a highly entertaining and educational novel about a young Japanese-American boy whose dream is to become a famous baseball player. Set during the time of the war between the US and Japan, the book teaches about that dark era of our time while providing young readers with a fast-paced, interesting plot and a strong and sympathetic protagonist.This middle-grade historical novel begins on the eve of the war. Our young hero, 12-year old Harry Yakamoto, lives in Seven Cedars, Ca [...]

    3. Harry Yakamoto is a California kid in 1941. He spends his days, when not in school, helping in his family's restaurant which is located below their home. When he plays it is usually baseball. He's a happy go-lucky, typical American kid - until the US joins World War Two after the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor. Harry's life changes dramatically.He and his family, with only what they can carry, are sent to "camps" out in the dessert, away from everything and everyone, except other Japanese-Americans. [...]

    4. This was an amazing book to read to my kids during homeschool, they didn't want our read-aloud time to end during the time we used it. What an awesome way to peek into history and learn from the perspective of a Japanese-American boy nearly the same age as my son. I am embarrassed to say I knew next to nothing about Japanese Internment camps that were established after Pearl Harbor was attacked. I learned right along with my kids about the history behind this, and we all got a glimpse of life in [...]

    5. Title: The Lucky Baseball: My Story in a Japanese-American Internment CampAuthor: Susanne LieurancePublication Info: Enslow, 2009ISBN: 978-0-7660-3311-5Source: Publisher-provided copyIntended audience: grades 3 through 6Genre: historical fiction, chapter book (160 Pages)Themes/topics: World War II, baseball, Japanese InternmentSynopsis: Harry Yakamoto lives a normal life in Seven Cedars, CA, until his family is interned in Manzanar, a Japanese internment camp. Baseball becomes is preoccupation a [...]

    6. "It was an ordinary December afternoon in 1941 in Seven Cedars, California." The calm before the storm of Pearl Harbor finds American-born Harry (Haruki)winning a baseball signed by Joe DiMaggio and working in his father's popular restaurant. He and his family face discrimination because of their heritage and Harry, who loves baseball, is bullied and denied the chance to play. Then the unthinkable happens, Japan bombs Pearl Harbor, and those of Japanese descent are plunged into a maelstrom of sc [...]

    7. The main character in this book is Henry, who is 12, and who loves baseball. He has a problem with a bully at his school. He's Japanese American and, like many others, his life changes with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. His father is taken away by the F.B.I. and he begins to have problems with other studentts at school.His family ends up being sent to the Manzanar internment camp and the story describes his life there, his relationship to other young people there, how he helps his family [...]

    8. After the bombing of Pear Harbor, twelve-year-old Harry Yakamoto and his family are forced to leave their family restaurant in California for a desert internment camp. Harry's favorite autographed baseball by Joe DiMaggio is packed for the journey,above all else.Before the camp, Harry was excluded from playing baseball in his neighborhood; and now in the camp, the kids play all the time under the watchful eyes of the guards. In fact, one of the guards helps coach Harry and the team goes on to pl [...]

    9. gr 5-7 153pgs1941- Seven Cedars, CA/Manzanar. 12 year old Harry Yakamoto loves baseball more than anything. When he wins a baseball signed by Joe DiMaggio he is convinced it will bring him luck. When he is forced to relocate to Manzanar along with his father and grandparents, Harry just wants to go home to Seven Cedars. Living conditions are crude and everything is covered with dust. When he and some other kids decide to form baseball teams, Harry finally has something to look forward to.I would [...]

    10. This book tells the story of one family from the point of view of a young boy as they must leave everything they know and go to Manzanar during the second world war. The game of baseball becomes very important The importance of family and friends is a part of the fabric of this narrative. After the text is a section that gives some factual information about the centers and what the Japanese living on the coast had to live through during the war. What it does share with the reader is the goodness [...]

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