A Diamond in the Desert

A Diamond in the Desert

Book - 2012
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After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, thirteen-year-old Tetsu and his family are sent to the Gila River Relocation Center in Arizona where a fellow prisoner starts a baseball team, but when Tetsu's sister becomes ill and he feels responsible, he stops playing.
Publisher: New York : Viking Children's Books, 2012.
ISBN: 9780670012923
Branch Call Number: J SPORTS Fitzmaur K. 02/2012
Characteristics: 258 p. ;,22 cm.


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PimaLib_SueJ Jul 27, 2016

A great historical fiction about boys, the Gila River Relocation Center in Arizona and baseball.
Loved this book.

Aug 02, 2013

very touching and amazing to read...

cino1 Nov 16, 2012

A great historical read!
On December 6, 1941 Tetsu is a Californian boy who loves to play baseball. On December 7, 1941 everything changes. With the bombing of Pearl Harbour, Tetsu’s Japanese-American family is sent to Gila River internment camp. There’s nothing to do until someone suggests building a baseball diamond and starting a team. Then Tetsu’s sister becomes very ill and Tetsu has to choose between his love of baseball and his love for his family.
Of particular interest to boys ages 10 + as it covers one aspect of the war, some historical fact (some incidents are drawn from interviews with former camp residents) and baseball!


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