A Diamond in the Desert Discussion Questions

Use these discussion questions for A Diamond in the Desert by Kathryn Fitzmaurice to examine the meaning of characters' words and actions. In the story, twelve-year-old baseball-loving Tetsu and his Japanese-American family are relocated to an interment camp after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. When his sister becomes dangerously ill, Tetsu is forced to choose between his family and his love of the game.
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