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Barbed Wire Baseball is a book about Japanese American baseball player Kenich Zenimura. This is a story about how he built a baseball field from scratch in Gila River Japanese internment camp during WW2, bringing hopes and dreams to people even during the toughest of times.

This is a very first children’s book I have illustrated. Published April 2013 from Abrams Books.
Written by Marissa Moss, editor: Howard Reeves, AD: Chad Beckerman

selected awards and recognitions: California Young Reader Award (2018), Museum of Tolerance Young Reader Award (2014), Society of Illustrators Original Art Founder’s Award (2013), Society of Illustrators Silver Medal (2014), American Illustration 31 (2012), Communication Arts Illustration Annual 2013,  International Reading Association Teachers’ Choice Reading List (2014), Junior Library Guild Selection (Spring Season, 2013), Chicago Tribute 10 Great Illustrated Books of 2013, Sports Illustrated Kids Gotta Get It (2013), California Reading Association Eureka! Honor Book Award (2013)

purchase link: Amazon