Green Hills Branch Library is closed Nov 19-24 for parking lot maintenance. Get details.

Tell us what you think! Take our Facilities Satisfaction Survey.

Baseball saved us

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Lee & Low,
Pub. Date:
1st ed.

Baseball Saved Us--the groundbreaking children's book about the Japanese American concentration camp experience during World War II

After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Shorty and his family, along with thousands of other Japanese Americans, have been forced to relocate from their home to Camp. One day Shorty's dad looks out across the desert and decides they should build a baseball field. Fighting the heat, dust, and freezing cold nights, the prisoners need something to look forward to, even if only for nine innings. So in this unlikely place, surrounded by barbed-wire fences and guards in towers, a baseball league is born. And Shorty soon finds that he is playing not only to win, but to gain dignity and self-respect.

Inspired by a long-hidden and shameful part of America's past, and the people who triumphed over it, this modern classic remains a moving story of hope, courage, and endurance. The new 25th Anniversary Edition features an updated cover and author's note.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Reading Level:
Level 3.9, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 550L
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID c8754656-a45a-d64f-1ef8-94be9de0ab3f
Grouping Title baseball saved us
Grouping Author mochizuki ken
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-01 23:10:40PM
Last Indexed 2018-11-14 02:02:00AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level LG
accelerated_reader_point_value 0.5
accelerated_reader_reading_level 3.9
auth_author2 Lee, Dom, 1959-
author Ken Mochizuki.
author2-role Lee, Dom,1959-
author_display Ken Mochizuki
collection_catalog Easy
detailed_location_catalog Bellevue - Kids Easy
display_description A Japanese American boy learns to play baseball when he and his family are forced to live in an internment camp during World War II, and his ability to play helps him after the war is over.
format_catalog Book
format_category_catalog Books
id c8754656-a45a-d64f-1ef8-94be9de0ab3f
isbn 9781880000014, 9781880000199
item_details ils:CARL0000041435|35192045359209|Bellevue - Kids Easy|E Mochizu|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||BL||, ils:CARL0000041435|A00786663|Granbery Elementary - Kids Fiction|F MOC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||1S370||, ils:CARL0000041435|B00118920|Haywood Elementary - Everyone|E MOC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||1W405||, ils:CARL0000041435|B00128849|Dan Mills Elementary - Everyone|E MOC RL3.9|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||2C560||, ils:CARL0000041435|B00153013|Westmeade Elementary - Everyone|E MOC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||2Y775||, ils:CARL0000041435|B00207161|Maxwell Elementary - Everyone|E MOC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||2B552||, ils:CARL0000041435|B00329604|Harpeth Valley Elementary - Everyone|E MOC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||1V395||, ils:CARL0000041435|B00348648|Ruby Major Elementary - Everyone|E MOC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||29522||, ils:CARL0000041435|B00353808|Shayne Elementary - Everyone|E MOC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||2N682||, ils:CARL0000041435|B00362756|Thomas A. Edison Elementary - Everyone|E MOC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||2D575||, ils:CARL0000041435|B00390119|Ida B. Wells Elementary - Everyone|E MOC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||15175||, ils:CARL0000041435|DB0000235|Paragon Mills Elementary - Kids Fiction|F MOC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||2I618||, ils:CARL0000041435|NB00344679|Glendale Elementary - Everyone|E MOC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||1M330||, ils:CARL0000041435|P00017306|Litton Middle - Teen Everyone|E MOC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4I510||, ils:CARL0000041435|P00061059|Dupont Hadley Middle - Teen Everyone|E MOC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||47270||, ils:CARL0000041435|P00246416|J.T. Moore Middle - Teen Everyone|E MOC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4O563||, ils:CARL0000041435|P00515033|Bellshire Elementary - Everyone|E MOC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||12135||, ils:CARL0000041435|P00725372|Crieve Hall Elementary - Kids Fiction|F MOC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||1D235||, ils:CARL0000041435|QQ00163864|Donelson Middle - Teen Fiction|F MOC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||46260||, ils:CARL0000041435|V00049690|Marshall Middle - Teen Fiction|F MOC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4M551||, ils:CARL0000640408|A01949833|Harris Hillman - Teen Other|CD KIT E MOC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||65397||, ils:CARL0000640408|MK10121488|Waverly-Belmont Elementary - Kids Fiction|F MOC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||2X765||, ils:CARL0000640408|MK10125768|Smith Springs Elementary - Kids Fiction|F MOC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||2P686||, ils:CARL0000640408|P00735942|A. Z. Kelley Elementary - Kids Fiction|F MOC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||25496||
itype_catalog Book
last_indexed 2018-11-14T08:02:00.358Z
lexile_code AD: Adult Directed
lexile_score 550
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog E Mochizu
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Bellevue, Bellevue Kids
primary_isbn 9781880000014
publishDate 1993, 2010
record_details ils:CARL0000041435|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Lee & Low,|c1993.|32 p. ; 22 cm., ils:CARL0000640408|Book|Books||English|Lee and Low Books|2010|
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:CARL0000041435 35192045359209 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
subject_facet Baseball -- Fiction, Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945, Prejudices -- Fiction, World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Fiction
title_display Baseball saved us
title_full Baseball Saved Us Ken Mochizuki., Baseball saved us / written by Ken Mochizuki ; illustrated by Dom Lee
title_short Baseball saved us
topic_facet Baseball, Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945, Fiction, Japanese Americans, Prejudices, World War, 1939-1945