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: schools are closed, businesses are ...

Heart of a Champion 2017, Tundra Books (NY)

ISBN-13: 9781770498815

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Heart of a Champion 2016, Tundra Books (NY), Toronto, Ontario

ISBN-13: 9781770498808

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