Posted in 2012-2013 Club, Not Mock Newbery

A Diamond in the Desert, by Kathryn Fitzmaurice

Summary:  After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, thirteen-year-old Tetsu and his family are sent to the Gila River Relocation Center in Arizona where a fellow prisoner starts a baseball team, but when Tetsu’s sister becomes ill and he feels responsible, he stops playing.



3 thoughts on “A Diamond in the Desert, by Kathryn Fitzmaurice

  1. This book is a great example of historical fiction, and it is one of best historical fiction books I have read. But the thing is I don’t run into many good historicla fiction books, so it doesn’t mean this book has a chance. The page layout is kind of weird, but you said only the text matters. Overall the author did some good research, but it isn’t enough for this book to get nominated.

  2. I very much agree with Benjamin. This was a great piece of historical fiction. The setting was vividly described. The only thing it lacked was character development. The characters were flat. Overall though, it was a quick and fun read.

  3. This is one of the best books i read that had the subject of baseball in it. Ussually i get bored by baseball books because it seems it’s all the character thinks about. But in this book the main character seemed to have feelings other than the love of baseball. He wanted to take care of his family and make the best of the situation. It is an OK book, but i do not put it on my Favorites List.

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