March 26, 2013

Review: A Diamond in the Desert

A Diamond in the Desert by Kathryn Fitzmaurice

 During World War II, Japanese Americans were interned or kept in camps. Tetsu is interned with his sister and mother, but not his father, who was detained for interrogation.Tetsu must deal with being the head of the family while his father is away, even though he is a young. His love for baseball leads him to help build a baseball field near the camp.  I enjoyed this book because Tetsu is a great character who isn't perfect. Like any under dog, you can't help but root for him.  This book isn't as heavy as some of the other realistic fiction titles describing the internment, but doesn't water down what happened.  I recommend this book for baseball fans as well as history fans. It was quick to read and drew me right in.

This review is based on a library copy.

Until next time, bon voyage and happy reading!

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