Stealing home

by Torres, J., 1969-

Format: Print Book 2021
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When a boy struggles after moving to a Japanese internment camp during WWII, baseball shows him another way to approach life.

Sandy Saito is a happy boy who reads comic books and is obsessed with baseball --- especially the Asahi team, the pride of his Japanese Canadian community. But when the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, his life, like that of every other North American of Japanese descent, changes forever. His family is forced to move to a remote internment camp, and his father must spend months away from them. Sandy, his mother and his brother cope as best they can with the difficulties at the camp. Over time, Sandy comes to realize that life is a lot like baseball. It's about dealing with whatever is thrown at you, however you can. And it's about finding your way home.

In this emotionally gripping graphic novel, J. Torres has artfully woven a fictional story into a historically accurate, thoroughly researched account of the events surrounding the internment of Japanese Canadians during World War II. Using the approachable graphic novel format, the story of this grave chapter in North American history is gently told with sensitivity and insight, and the theme of baseball runs through the story as a message of hope and renewal. The time and place are evocatively rendered in David Namisato's detailed sepia-toned art. Along with its links to social studies and history lessons, this book offers a perfect lead-in to discussions about differences, inclusion and empathy, and about why this history is relevant today. The book includes extended background information in an afterword by Susan Aihoshi and resources for learning more.
Additional Information
Subjects Japanese -- Canada -- Forced removal and internment, 1942-1945 -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Forced migration -- Canada -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Race discrimination -- Canada -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Baseball -- Comic books, strips, etc.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Japanese -- Canada -- Fiction.
Forced migration -- Canada -- Fiction.
Race discrimination -- Canada -- Fiction.
Baseball -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction.
Cartoons and comics.
Vancouver (B.C.) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Canada -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Canada -- Fiction.
Coming-of-age comics.
Historical comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Publisher Toronto, ON :2021
Contributors Namisato, David, 1977- illustrator.
Language English
Description 111 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 111).
ISBN 9781525303340
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