A Diamond in the Desert

A Diamond in the Desert

by Kathryn Fitzmaurice

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780670012923
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 02/16/2012
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: 810L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 Years

About the Author

Kathryn Fitzmaurice (www.kathrynfitzmaurice.com) is also the author of The Year the Swallows Came Early. She lives with her husband, two sons, and her dog, Holly, in Monarch Beach, California.

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