Dear Ichiro

Dear Ichiro

by Jean Davies Okimoto, Doug Keith
     
 

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Celebrating the diversity of baseball, Dear Ichiro is a warm, funny story that brings a universal message of healing and hope. Winner of the Children's Peace Book Award.

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Celebrating the diversity of baseball, Dear Ichiro is a warm, funny story that brings a universal message of healing and hope. Winner of the Children's Peace Book Award.

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School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-When Henry squabbles with his best friend, Oliver is sent home and Henry is absolutely convinced he will never play with him again. That afternoon, Henry's great-grandfather takes him to a Seattle Mariners baseball game. When team members Ichiro Suzuki and Kazuhiro Sasaki appear on the field, Grampa Charlie cheers along with the crowd. However, he also recalls fighting against the Japanese in World War II and marvels at the positive changes he could never have anticipated all those years ago. Henry applies his grandfather's thoughts about war and reconciliation to his friendship with Oliver and writes a letter to Suzuki sharing his grandfather's ideas. While the message of forgive and forget is the principal point of the story, it is delivered with innocent appeal. Brightly colored illustrations capture the boys' anger as well as the excitement of an afternoon at the ballpark. The introduction of actual baseball players adds authenticity, and notes provide a brief history of the emergence of baseball in Japan and the arrival of Japanese players on the American scene.-Alicia Eames, New York City Public Schools Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982316719
Publisher:
Endicott and Hugh Books
Publication date:
12/14/2010
Pages:
34
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.07(d)
Age Range:
5 - 10 Years

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