A Diamond in the Desert

A Diamond in the Desert

by Kathryn Fitzmaurice

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Overview

Twelve-year-old Tetsu eats, sleeps and breathes baseball. It’s all he ever thinks about. But after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Tetsu and his family are forced from their home into an internment camp in the Arizona desert with other Japanese Americans, and baseball becomes the last thing on his mind. The camp isn’t technically a prison, but it sure feels like one when there’s nothing to do and no place to go. So when a man starts up a boys’ baseball team, Tetsu is only too eager to play again. But with his sister suddenly falling ill, and his father taken away for questioning, Tetsu is forced to choose between his family and his love of the game.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101560211
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 02/16/2012
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 611,735
Lexile: 810L (what's this?)
File size: 605 KB
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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