In a powerful book set in post-World War II Oregon, sixth graders from rival towns prepare for the 50th annual softball game. Two of the players--a Japanese American who spent the war in an internment camp and a girl whose father was killed at Pearl Harbor--collide with tragic results on the day of the big game.
MonicaC, March 9, 2009 (view all comments by MonicaC)
Very enjoyable. Told in the voices of young girls who lived a rural life in farming towns east of Portland, this book captures a time and lifestyle that is fading fast.
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