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Heart of a Champion by Ellen Schwartz
Heart of a Champion by Ellen Schwartz
Aug 29, 2017 | 272 Pages
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    Aug 29, 2017 | 272 Pages | Middle Grade (8-12)

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    Mar 01, 2016 | 272 Pages | Middle Grade (8-12)

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    Mar 01, 2016 | 224 Pages | Middle Grade (8-12)

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PRAISE FOR Heart of a Champion:

“Using straightforward prose, Schwartz develops Kenny into a well-rounded character. His personal growth is believable, and readers will be engaged and empathize with his problems . . . Comparable to several books in the “Dear America” series, this offers a gentle introduction to the plight of persons of Japanese descent during World War II.” —School Library Journal

“Schwartz shows talent as a writer for bringing in the war theme in a natural way in terms that nine to twelve-year-olds can understand . . . Heart of a Champion could serve as a model for any aspiring writer of juvenile historical fiction.” —CM Magazine

“By showing the World War II Japanese-Canadian experience through the eyes of a young boy, Schwartz personalizes the horrendous price paid by these hard-working and loyal citizens. Even to readers familiar with this dark chapter of our history, this novel provides well-researched, poignant details which will provoke further consideration.” —Resource Links


Manitoba Young ReadersÂ’ Choice Award NOMINEE 2017

Silver Birch Award for Fiction NOMINEE 2016

Diamond Willow Award FINALIST 2017

Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People FINALIST 2017

VOYA Award AWARD 2016

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