Cherry Blossom Baseball by Jennifer Maruno
A Cherry Blossom Book

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During World War II, Michiko experiences racial prejudice and the challenges of being a pitcher on a boys’ team in this third novel from the Cherry Blossom series...A gentle story about seeking a place while taking your best shot.
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After her family is forced to move by Canada’s racist wartime policies, Michiko is the only Japanese kid at school. One nice thing is that she’s a hit at the local baseball tryouts. There’s just one problem: everyone thinks she’s a boy. What is she to do when they find her out — do as she’s told and quit, or pitch like never before?
 

About Jennifer Maruno

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Jennifer Maruno is a long-time educator. Her debut novel, When the Cherry Blossoms Fell, was shortlisted for the Hackmatack Award and the Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Readers Choice Award. She is also the author of Warbird, Cherry Blossom Winter, and Kid Soldier. She lives in Burlington, Ontario.
 
Published December 5, 2015 by Dundurn. 257 pages
Genres: History, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Aug 31 2015

During World War II, Michiko experiences racial prejudice and the challenges of being a pitcher on a boys’ team in this third novel from the Cherry Blossom series...A gentle story about seeking a place while taking your best shot.

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