Samurai Shortstop

By Gratz, Alan M.

Publishers Summary:
While obtaining a Western education at a prestigious Japanese boarding school in 1890, sixteen-year-old Toyo also receives traditional samurai training which has profound effects on both his baseball game and his relationship with his father.

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ISBN
978-0-80373-075-5
Publisher
New York : Dial Books, c2006.


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on July 1, 2006

Gr 7-Up It is 1890, and 16-year-old Toyo Shimada is uniquely poised to witness the clash of old and new ways in his native Tokyo. Emperor Meiji has instituted a series of radical reforms; one of them requires that all samurai hang up their swords. In the hypnotic opening scene, Toyo and his father assist as his Uncle Koji commits ritual suicide or "seppuku". Toyo -s father, Sotaro, is a scholarly samurai whose weapon has always been his ink brush, but he too has decided that he canno...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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