‘Heart Of A Champion’ Captured My Heart

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The story of what happened to a community of Japanese Canadians in Vancouver in 1941 is a story every Canadian should hear.

‘Heart of a Champion’ is told from the voice of 9 year old Kenny, whose family is all about baseball. When essential things like rights & freedom started to be taken away from them, I got a sick feeling, and eventually became appalled, because in my lifetime I can’t imagine that this occurred. The fact that many boys and men formed Asahi baseball teams in their camps shows their strength of character in such devastating circumstances.

This is a sensitive
topic for sure, the way Japanese Canadians were treated in WWII, after Pearl Harbor, and is part of Canada’s shameful past. I was very glad to read ‘Heart of a Champion’, and I will be sharing this book with young readers and encourage they pass it around to friends. Although meant for young adult readers, ‘Heart of a Champion’ is for everyone.

I received this in a Goodreads giveaway, not realizing it was a YA reader, but was pleased to read it.

Until next time,

Kara

 

 

 

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