Title Profile & Character Information

Samurai Shortstop

Annotation
At its heart a novel about a boy who loves baseball, this suspenseful tale is about a boy who must choose between two ways of life--but finds a way to bridge them.

Characters
NameShimada, Toyo
GenderMale
OccupationStudent
TraitJapanese

NameShimada, Sotaro
GenderMale
OccupationSamurai
TraitJapanese

GenreYoung adult fiction
Historical
Sports
    --Baseball
Sociological
TopicsJapanese culture
Japanese families
Suicide
Samurai
Tradition
Fathers and sons
Heritage
Sports
Baseball players
Ritual sacrifice
SettingTokyo, Japan
Japan