Join #youngCanLit author
whose books include
When Cherry Blossoms Fell & Cherry Blossom Winter
144 pp. 176 pp.
for the launch of her newest middle-grade historical fiction
third book in her Cherry Blossom series
Cherry Blossom Baseball
by Jennifer Maruno
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Burlington Central Library
2331 New St.
The book blurb from Dundurn reads as:
Michiko Minigawa’s life is nothing but a bad game of baseball. The Canadian government swung the bat once, knocking her family away from a Vancouver home base to an old farmhouse in the Kootenay Mountains. But when they move into town, the government swings the bat again, announcing that all Japanese must now move east of the Rockies or else go to Japan.
Now in Ontario, Michiko once again has to adjust to a whole new kind of life. She is the only Japanese student in her school, and making friends is harder than it was before. When Michiko surprises an older student with her baseball skills and he encourages her to try out for the local team, she gives it a shot. But everyone thinks this new baseball star is a boy. Michiko has to make a decision: quit playing ball (and being harassed), or pitch like she’s never pitched before.(Retrieved from https://www.dundurn.com/books/Cherry-Blossom-Baseball on January 3, 2016.)