Jesus and Baseball: Baseball Saved Us by Ken Mochizuki

Jesus and Baseball: Baseball Saved Us by Ken Mochizuki

 Baseball Saved Us by Ken Mochizuki

Baseball Saved Us by Ken Mochizuki

Baseball Saved Us by Ken Mochizuki. 1993.

Triumphant!

Easy to read text that can be read independently by most first/second graders and Mochizuki's is an important voice in a history that has seldom been captured. Both elements combine for an important book.

On craft: the voice is rather bland, but it’s also not laden with “cultural identity” which in this case makes the boy sound like every other American child. Important to the story, I think, because his "every-kid-ness" highlights the injustice of his interment.

On a Tightrope: The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

On a Tightrope: The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

Classics of Moles and Rats: The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

Classics of Moles and Rats: The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame