Bat 6

Bat In small town post World War Oregon twenty one th grade girls recount the story of an annual softball game during which one girl s bigotry comes to the surface
  • Title: Bat 6
  • Author: Virginia Euwer Wolff
  • ISBN: 9780590898003
  • Page: 148
  • Format: Paperback
  • Bat 6
    In small town, post World War Oregon, twenty one 6th grade girls recount the story of an annual softball game, during which one girl s bigotry comes to the surface.
    Bat 6 By Virginia Euwer Wolff,

    Bat by Virginia Euwer Wolff May , Bat Six is a novel by author Virginia Euwer Wolff fashioned against a mid twentieth century backdrop The book deserves credit in that everything about its setup was intentional Taking place four years after the conclusion of World War Two, it deals with the raw feelings left behind from that bitter struggle for Pacific supremacy. Bat Euwer Wolff, Virginia Apr , However, Bat would be an ideal book for reading groups, parent child reads, and other book discussion groups, and could certainly be used in that context with pre teens Bat will also be great for any reader, pre teen or YA, who enjoys a serious or challenging book. Bat by Virginia Euwer Wolff NOOK Book eBook Barnes Up to sh backJul , Extraordinarily artful Booklist The sixth grade girls of Barlow and Bear Creek Ridge have been waiting to play in the annual softball game the Bat for as long as they can remember But something is different this year There s a new girl on both teams, each Bat Discussion Guide Book Summary Bat That s the softball game played every year between the sixth grade girls of Barlow and Bear Creek Ridge All the girls Beautiful Hair Hallie, Manzanita, the twins Lola and Lila, Tootie, Shadean have been waiting for their turn at Bat since they could first toss a ball. Bat Booktalk But the Bat game was everything, the most important event for sixth grade girls, and this was the th game In years before the women of Barlowe Road and Bear Creek Ridge, at the end of the Oregon Trail, decided the rivalry between their towns had gone on long enough. Bat Virginia Euwer Wolff In Bear Creek Ridge and Barlow, two small Oregon towns, everyone is looking forward to the Bat girls softball game of Both towns make plans to cheer the sixth graders on, all in the name

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  • Virginia Euwer Wolff

    On August 25th, Virginia Euwer Wolff was born in Portland, Oregon Her family lived on an apple and pear orchard near Mount Hood Her father died when she was five years old and she admits her childhood was pretty messed up, but she held things together with her violin She graduated from Smith College She raised a son and daughter before going back to teaching high school English She was almost fifty years old when she started writing children books Virginia thought she might have one or two good books in her before the end but that was proven wrong Today, she is no longer teaching, but writes full time.When Wolff was asked why she writes for kids and not grown ups, She responded, Because I don t think I have a handle on how to write for grown ups The grown up publishing world is so fraught with one upsmanship, scorn and snobbery I did write an adult novel Thank goodness it went out of print I think we kids authors still start out with hope every morning We honor our audience Ms Wolff has received many awards for her works, which include the Golden Kite Award for Fiction for her book Make Lemonade, the ALA Notable Book for Children for The Mozart Season and many, many otherscmillan author virgin

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  • Please see my for stars as four and a half Or perhaps you re seeing five stars This is one of those I m not sure of did I like it enough to give it five stars It s 1949 and two small communities in Oregon have been getting together for fifty years for sixth grade girls from each community to play softball The girls train all year for this one game, everyone from both communities come People in town have long memories about past players and games Aki s mother was on the 1930 MVP After being in th [...]


  • This book tells the story of a group of 6 grade girls growing up in California shortly after World War 2 and the bombing of Pearl harbor Each year the 6th grade girls compete against the neighboring town in a Softball game This year each team has a new girl that has many secrets from her past that threaten to be exposed all year and finally are revealed during the big game The story is somewhat hard to follow because there are so many characters and it is written from multiple perspectives Decen [...]


  • Bat 6 was a very disappointing book I actually enjoyed the house on mango street even though I really hated it The book sleeve was deceptively interesting, unlike the inside, which was a bore since the start This book bombards you with useless details, characters that lack essence or differentiation, as well as an agonizingly slow moving, uneventful plot I personally felt like, the book was all revolving around that one moment when Shazam elbows Aki in the face at the baseball game Believe it o [...]


  • A challenging read told from the perspective of 24 different girls It can be a little tricky to keep the various narrators straight, but combined the voices paint a compelling story of post WWII life in the rural Northwest Two small towns have a long standing softball game that pits the 6th grade girls against each other the Bat 6 game This year each town has its champion for Bear Creek Ridge it is Aki whose mother had also been an MVP softball player and whose family has finally moved back home [...]


  • Bat 6 takes place in 1949 This story focuses on two particular groups of sixth grade girls preparing for the Bat 6 softball game Bear Creek Ridge and Barlow team Although, one new girl joins the Barlow team and another new girl well not exactly new since she lived there before joins the Bear Creek Ridge team The main conflict in the story surrounds these two young ladies One who is Japanese and one who hates Japanese people because of what they did to her father This girls hatred for Japanese pe [...]


  • This book is on our shelves for struggling readers and I m not entirely sure why.Struggling readers have a difficult time reading and understanding dialect While dialect adds a authentic voice, it confuses students who are still working on spelling.I loved the ever changing narrators but I got confused at times as to whom was speaking If I got confused, I can only imagine how my students feel.The topic, racism, is a good discussion builder I think most of my students believe that racism is only [...]


  • BAT 6 was a book about a conflict between a Japanese girl and and American girl set shortly after the events of the Pearl Harbor bombing, and the American girl is taking out her rage on the other girl because she lost her father in the bombing Both are in opposite teams of softball, and as time leads up to the day they compete, a catastrophe will occur with no way of stopping it The book was about softball than about the actual history message to me, and the multiple perspectives got tiresome a [...]


  • A story from the lips of those who lived through it South of Portland is two small communities, Barlow and Bear Creek Ridge In 1949 they were playing the 50th anniversary softball game of sixth grade girls.Racial prejudice still existed between Japanese Americans and those who had been in the war It is an outstanding book that should be on every sixth grade reading list Showing both sides of this terrible conflict with compassion and understanding.



  • I now live in the town where Virginia Euwer Wolff was a high school teacher In the year that I have lived here Hood River, OR , I have learned a great deal about the issues raised by this sensitive and brave book The treatment of the Japanese Americans before and after WW II, the internment camps, the hostile environment which awaited them when they were released, and the good people who stood up to their neighbors by protecting their orchards while they were gone, and who welcomed them back All [...]


  • 3.65 Stars This book had a great overall message, but the plot was really confusing There were so, so many grammar mistakes, missing apostrophes from conjunctions, and there were so many characters that were switched around to that you had to go back a few pages just so you would know whose point of view that scene was coming from A couple of times, something next to completely unrelated to the previous sentence would pop up, which was really confusing I probably wouldn t recommend this book.


  • Bat 6 is a very unique novel and almost reads like a non fiction recount of eye witnesses who were on the field the day the two 6th grade girls softball teams met for the first and only time to play the traditional game for the 50th time in the history of the their two home towns For all the girls, this game is the culmination of an honored tradition for their grade Nine girls are chosen from each town to represent it and play a friendly softball game They have all year to prepare for this one g [...]


  • When I got the book Bat 6, the black and white photo of girls with a softball uniform looked very uninteresting, and me being who I am, I went into the book thinking it was going to be boring, not only because of the cover but also because I don t currently have a great relationship with sports To tell you the honest truth, the book wasn t as bad as I though it would be, except that the parts when the girls explained what they were doing in the softball game, like their positions or the way a pl [...]


  • Every year in the towns of Barlow and Bear Creek Ridge, a softball game takes place between two sixth grade teams In 1949, each team is convinced that they are going to win Bear Ridge Creek believes they are going to win because of Aki, an incredibly talented Japanese American who has spent a years in an Interment Camp during World War II Barlow believes they are going to win because of Shazam, a phenomenal player with a horrible secret No one could have predicted what ended up happening at the [...]


  • Looking around for books for a sixth grade English curriculum, I started with Farewell to Manzanar, which seems to constantly show up on reading lists While it was an interesting and important book, I can t see it holding the attention of sixth graders a little too contemplative and slow paced Since its publication in the 70s, several books have been published dealing with the Japanese internment during World War II, this title among them In fact, Bat 6 does not deal directly with the internmen [...]


  • Bat 6 is the story of a group of 6th grade girls who have a rivalry game of softball It s the game played every year between the schools of Barlow and Bear Creek Ridge The girls Manzanita, Beautiful Hair Hallie, Shadean, Tootie, and the twins Lola and Lila anxiously wait for their chance at playing since they could throw a ball Both team recruited two members, Aki and Shazam Aki is the first baseman for the Ridgers but she recently came back from a place where she does not like to talk about it [...]


  • I have to disagree with one of the other reviewers I do feel that Wolff can sometimes be a little too caught up with her own cleverness, but I do feel that she can really channel some of her young characters, and I definitely felt like the voices in this particular book felt natural and authentic The book tells about a long running rivalry between two girls softball teams and a terrible accident that ensues one year This happens after tensions mount after a Japanese girl, Aki who recently return [...]


  • Summary by me Two neighboring towns in rural Oregon are preparing for the fiftieth annual 6th grade girls softball game When game day finally arrives it is ruined by bad sportmanship between a young girls whose father was killed at Pearl Harbor, and a young Japanese American girl recently returned from internment.Review I really liked this story It is told in first person by all the members of each team as they recount the recent events At first, keeping all the different narrators straight seem [...]


  • SPL Bat 6 focuses on two sixth grade girls softball teams Bear Creek Ridge and Barlow The Bat 6 game is a yearly competition that began fifty years ago to bring the two communities together Now Its 1949 and both schools have put together super teams Both teams get a new player just before the season starts Aki, who has just moved back to Bear Creek Ridge after her family was moved into an internment camp during World War II, plays first base and can throw better than almost anyone on the team Sh [...]


  • Bat 6 is a book about two teams of girls from two different schools getting ready to play an annual softball game No, it s much complex than that In the year 1949, two schools, Bear Creek Ridge and Barlow Road, are preparing for the 50th annual Bat 6 game when a new girl joins each team Each one with a powerful backstory and completely different back stories One is Japanese and the other hates Japanese people for what they did to her father The main conflict happens on the day of the big game a [...]


  • Bat 6 is about a softball game played every year between the 6th grade girls of Barlow and Bear Creek Ridge.This year is the 50th game between the two schools Both teams have newcomers that have gone through a lot in their lives On the big day and after all the preparation for the big game both characters go on a collision course that results in a real catastrophe I feel that this book had a good story outline idea to teaches us a lesson and had accomplished its goal about being an decent histor [...]


  • The book is about an annual softball game between two schools The two schools are Bear Creek Ridge and Barlow Road school The Japanese have recently been released from the internment camps A Japanese girl named Aki had come back to the city in time for Bat 6 At the same time, a girl named Shazam was sent to live with her grandma Both of the girls play for opposing teams On the big day a huge problem happens between the girls causing everything to go wrong This book shows us the perspective of al [...]


  • This book is set after WWII and follows a small community in which a new Japanese family has just relocated after being released from an internment camp The family has a young daughter named Aki whose classmates try to include her in their activities, but one child, nicknamed Shazam, is very racist and bitter towards her Shazam s father was killed at Pearl Harbor, and unfortunately Shazam s attitude was echoed throughout the country during WWII Why else were the Japanese interred in the first pl [...]


  • Another good book from Wolff I enjoyed how this book was written in the view points of each 12 year old girl on two different soft ball teams The first half of the book leads up to the big game and the second half describes what happened at the game and after Good book that addresses prejudice in a way that actually the book Nurture Shock that I recently read said research says we should address it openly talking about our differences to our children because if we don t, if try to ignore them in [...]


  • I have mixed thoughts about this book In some parts of this book, the story seems to drag on Overall, quite slow paced Despite that, BAT 6 does get better towards the end of the book, when the 50th BAT 6 game begins The plot is simply revolving around two teams Bear Creek Ridge Grade School and Barlow Road Grade School All of the team members are in 6th grade, and extremely passionate about softball It s their lucky year, because the game that these teams will be playing will be commemorating th [...]


  • two main characters named, aki, and shazam prepare for the game of the year, have difficult lives, aki has returned from a place that she does not mention, probalbly to embarrased and shazam being controlled by her mother all the time both girls play in different teams these conflicts by these two girls might affect their play in the most important game.i could connect this book to the world b c it shows how personal situtations conflicts could affect some thing so important i believe this happe [...]


  • I was quite impressed by this book Wolff thank god she grew up to be an author, eh And a decent one at that overreaches a little bit by aiming for a twenty person narrative , so naturally the girls start to sound similar after a while, but the key players especially Shazam are really evocatively drawn and their voices are clear and strong.The plot builds in a slow, simmering, inexorable way, and there s no easy payoff or pat, after school special ending that teaches us all a shining lesson about [...]


  • Bat 6 is awesome It s really exciting, and I can clearly see the spirit of baseball in this story, and how all the characters are trying to keep it and their moments alive I also like the way this book connects to the events of World War II Shazam is America, and Aki is Japan Aki s ancestors Japan bombed Pearl Harbor Shazam s dad , so Shazam America hit Aki similar to USA going to war against Japan.But, there were too many characters that I started to care less about the characters.There could b [...]


  • A novel set in rural Oregon telling the tale between two rival cities that play annual 6th grade girls softball game As WWII ends the girls are faced with making sense in their 6th grade world of how racial prejudices play out They are faced with the dilemma of how do they stand up to their friends when they don t agree with that they are doing, saying or believing but still be friends afterwards Bat 6 is a great book for 6th graders As they read about fellow 6th graders being faced with tough s [...]


  • Bat 6 is set in 1949 and follows the members of two different softball teams,Bear Creek Ridge and Barlow Road, from two different schools as they prepare for the 50th annual game But when the two teams each have a new player that we get to read about, we learn about much than just softball Shazam and Aki, both are good at softball, both are girls in 6th grade but the couldn t be different, when the day of the big game comes and something happens, we get to see which of the characters can learn [...]


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