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Extended Audio Sample Passage to Freedom / Baseball Saved Us (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Ken Mochizuki
4.59866666666667 out of 54.59866666666667 out of 54.59866666666667 out of 54.59866666666667 out of 54.59866666666667 out of 5 4.60 (15 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ken Mochizuki Narrator: Ken Mochizuki Publisher: Live Oak Media Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2009 ISBN:
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Author Ken Mochizuki reads his award-winning book Baseball Saved Us about a Japanese American boy who learns to play baseball when he and his family are forced to live in an internment camp during World War II. Hearing about how his ability to play the game helps him after the war is over adds to this touching story.

Listening to the author read his story about Chiune Sugihara in A Passage to Freedom offers an even more dramatic understanding of the difficult decision that the Japanese diplomat made in 1940: should he follow a Japanese government mandate and refuse visas to Jewish refugees in Lithuania, or follow his conscience and try to save lives? Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mari | 12/20/2013

    " When we re kids, we all thing that our dad is a hero. Hiroki's dad was really a hero. He challenged the Nazi army and his government to help people he did not even know. He didnot mind losing everything. He wanted to help and he did so not to gain fame. He did so for his son, Hiroki. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda Jordan | 11/15/2013

    " Wonderful story and pictures. Can be used as a history text or teach the importance of helping others. Story introduces Holocaust so be cautious in reading to the class. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 9/25/2013

    " Several international leaders during the Holocaust have been honored as "Righteous Among Nations," their stories told in books and movies (Schindler's List comes to mind). The story of Sugihara, Japanese ambassador to Lithuania in 1940, has been told here through the eyes of his young son, with an afterword in the son's own words. He is justifiably proud of the role his father played in saving thousands of lives, and the fact that he was the only Asian recognized for such service to humanity. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 7/29/2013

    " This is the first time I had heard of this incredible story. I would be interested in reading a version that is more detailed and on an adult level, but I am really glad that I was advised to read this book and take that advise. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yefferson | 3/18/2013

    " I learn from this book that helping others also helps you.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelley Holley | 2/14/2013

    " A true story of kindness is the middle of horror. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 jack | 10/16/2012

    " there was this man that worked for a japenese goverment. HE could write a few visas . he disobeyed the japenese goverment instead of his concience. the refugees where going to be killed by nazzis if he did not help him "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kyra Harwell | 5/14/2012

    " I loved this story of another person saving so many lives during the Holocaust. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherri | 1/28/2012

    " K and I read this together. It was such a moving story and it taught me about a hero of the Holocaust I had never heard of before. Most young children should read this with an adult in order to get the most out of it. The picture format makes it look easier than it is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie Suzanne | 12/2/2011

    " I never knew about this hero who forced Japan to allow thousands of Jews to seek refuge there. A warm, inspiring story about a dark period in history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeniann | 8/22/2011

    " This is one of the most moving books I have read in a long time. It's just a picture book that is designed for children and the story is a nonfiction simple story. But the story and the message is a wonderful one for all of us. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lester Usapdin | 3/14/2011

    " When I bought this, I'm kinda disappointed that it's only 32 pages and it's a children's picture book but I like that it's a 1st hand experience of the interviewee. I also like the 2 proverbs in Japanese (about a bird who seeks refuge) and Hebrew (about a righteous among the nations). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vanessa | 3/11/2011

    " Wonderful story about a Japanese family who renders help to Jews during WW2. A great book to teach children compassion and do what is right despite the environment. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amie Sergio | 1/7/2010

    " An absolutely amazing and heart-warming story of a courageous Japanese consul who saves and helps many Jewish refugees escape from Nazi cruelty. Text is very child friendly and easy to comprehend. Many readers will enjoy this touching story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 6/19/2009

    " Great historical fiction picture book honoring a little know hero of the holocaust. "

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