Heart of A Champion

Heart of A Champion

Book - 2016
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"Ten-year-old Kenny (Kenji in Japanese) worships his older brother, Mickey (Mitsuo), a baseball hero whose outstanding performance on the Asahi baseball team has given him fame and popularity. Despite Kenny's suspected heart condition, he is determined to practice secretly with Mickey so he, too, can one day try out for the Asahi. But world events soon overtake life in this quiet community. When Japan attacks Pearl Harbor in 1941, everything for Kenny and his family spirals out of control ..."--www.amazon.ca
Publisher: [Toronto] : Tundra Books, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781770498808
177049880X
Branch Call Number: J SCH
Characteristics: xii, 257 pages ;,21 cm

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aldrichlin
Apr 08, 2018

bEST bOOk EvER 😍😍😍 but in my opinion I wish there was more of a ending such as did they return to they’re house ? Did Kenny’s team win ? Did he make it to first. But overall great book. 9.9/10

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haamseni
May 27, 2017

I love this book 💖💖💖💖❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ It I s so good I loved how Kenny never gave up

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mogie
Feb 29, 2016

I won this Advance Reader's Copy through Goodreads. Heart of a Champion was a great book. It was easy to get through with manageable chapters. Perfect historical fiction for it's intended age range (9-12). It clearly doesn't go deep into the history of Japanese internment in Canada but I think that Schwartz touches on very important issues again, playing well to her audience.

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