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Heart of a champion, Ellen Schwartz

Label
Heart of a champion
Title
Heart of a champion
Statement of responsibility
Ellen Schwartz
Creator
Author
Setting
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Ten-year-old Kenny (Kenji in Japanese) worships his older brother, Mickey (Mitsuo), a baseball hero whose outstanding performance on the Asahi baseball team has given him fame and popularity. Despite Kenny's suspected heart condition, he is determined to practice secretly with Mickey so he, too, can one day try out for the Asahi. But world events soon overtake life in this quiet community. When Japan attacks Pearl Harbor in 1941, everything for Kenny and his family spirals out of control: schools are closed, businesses are confiscated, fathers are arrested and sent to work camps in the BC interior and mothers and children are relocated to internment camps. When Mickey is arrested for a small act of violence, Kenny manages to keep his family's spirits up, despite the deplorable conditions in camp. Coming across a "vacant" field covered with scrap wood, broken shakes and torn tar paper, Kenny gets permission to clear it and convert it into a baseball field. One by one, the boys in the camp pitch in, and the work gives purpose to their long days. Kenny's persistence, hard work and big dreams shape the teen he is to become in this story of happiness found despite all odds." -- Amazon.com
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schwartz, Ellen
Dewey number
jC813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Evacuation and relocation of Japanese (Canada : 1942-1945)
  • Pearl Harbor, Attack on (Hawaii : 1941)
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Baseball stories
  • Japanese
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941
  • Coming of age
  • Baseball stories
  • Japanese
  • British Columbia
  • Canada
  • Hawaii
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Heart of a champion, Ellen Schwartz
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1587279
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xii, 257 pages
Isbn
9781770498808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781770498808
  • (OCoLC)903423074
Label
Heart of a champion, Ellen Schwartz
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1587279
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xii, 257 pages
Isbn
9781770498808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781770498808
  • (OCoLC)903423074

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