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Barbed Wire Baseball

By Marissa Moss

As a boy, Kenichi Zeni Zenimura dreams of playing professional baseball, but everyone tells him he is too small. Yet he grows up to be a successful player, playing with Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig! When the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor in 1941, Zeni and his family are sent to one of ten internment camps where more than 110,000 people of Japanese ancestry are imprisoned without trials. Zeni brings the game of baseball to the camp, along with a sense of hope. This true story, set in a Japanese internment camp during World War II, introduces children to a little-discussed part of American history through Marissa Moss's rich text and Yuko Shimizu's beautiful illustrations. The book includes author and illustrator notes, archival photographs, and a bibliography.

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Book

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1 available at Southeast
  • C 796.357 Mos, Children's NonFiction

Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9781419705212


Format: Book
Author: Moss, Marissa
Summary: Traces the childhood dream of Japanese-American baseball pioneer Kenichi Zenimura of playing professionally and his family's struggles in a World War II internment camp where he introduces baseball to raise hope.
Title: Barbed wire baseball / written by Marissa Moss ; illustrated by Yuko Shimizu.
Publisher Date: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2013.
Subject: Zenimura, Kenichi, 1900-1968 -- Juvenile literature. Baseball -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature. Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 -- Juvenile literature World War, 1939-1945 -- Juvenile literature
Isbn: 9781419705212 1419705210 9781419705212
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System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 17
Call Number: 796.357 Mos
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Bib Id: 431129

Format: Book
Author: Moss, Marissa
Summary: Traces the childhood dream of Japanese-American baseball pioneer Kenichi Zenimura of playing professionally and his family's struggles in a World War II internment camp where he introduces baseball to raise hope.
Title: Barbed wire baseball / written by Marissa Moss ; illustrated by Yuko Shimizu.
Publisher, Date: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2013.
Description: 39 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm.
Subjects: Zenimura, Kenichi, 1900-1968 -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Baseball -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 -- Juvenile literature
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Juvenile literature
Other Author: Shimizu, Yuko, 1965- ill.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN: 2012010021
ISBN: 9781419705212
ISBN: 1419705210
ISBN: 9781419705212
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 17
Call Number: 796.357 Mos