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The 1964 Olympics
ReadOasis Step 1 83,000 people hear the sound of his voice. He is Hirohito, the Emperor of Japan. His words fill the air. "I announce the opening of the Tokyo Olympic Games."  The people cheer. Balloons fly. All eyes look down on the track. One runner enters the stadium.... Read more
WBC 2023 — A Perfect Baseball Story
ReadOasis Step 1 He stands tall. Other players circle around him. He speaks. "You'll see many famous players. But today only, don't look up to them. Go above them. Think only about winning. Let's GO!" The speaker is Shohei Ohtani. It's the 2023 World Baseball Classic. The final game.... Read more
Jesse On the Line
ReadOasis Step 1 Jesse stood on the line. He took a deep breath. And he started to run. He ran faster and faster. And then he jumped long and high. After the jump, Jesse looked at the judge. The judge said, "8.06 meters*. First place!" It was the 1936... Read more
Showtime for Shohei
ReadOasis Step 1 CRACK! Shohei's bat hits the ball. The ball flies higher and higher. The crowd goes crazy. The ball flies far over the fence. Home run! The noise of the crowd is loud.  Shohei Ohtani plays baseball. He comes from Japan. But he plays in America. Shohei... Read more
Number 42 Forever
ReadOasis Step 1 Jackie picked up the note. The paper smelled like hate. Then he read the words. "WE ARE GOING TO KILL YOU." "Why?" Jackie thought. "I just want to play baseball."  Long ago, baseball wasn't fair. No black players played in the Major Leagues. Then came Jackie... Read more
The All-Time Hit King
ReadOasis Step 1 The stars shine down on Safeco Field. The night air moves with energy. 50,000 fans stand on their feet. Ichiro steps up and raises his bat. The pitcher throws the ball. "CRACK!" 50,000 voices reach the sky, "RAAAAAH!" Ichiro runs to first. "SAFE!" On TV, the... Read more
Super Speed Ueno
ReadOasis Step 1 "OUT!" shouts the judge. The Americans are shocked. They can't believe their crying eyes. America won gold in 1996, 2000, and 2004. But not now. The ball shoots too fast. 126 kilometers per hour too fast! Who threw the ball too fast? Yukiko Ueno did. She... Read more
Kristi on the Ice
ReadOasis Step 1 The people waited for the moment. Kristi smiled. She raised her hands in the air. Then she stepped onto the ice. Her face looked like the sun. She skated with style. She jumped and turned. She moved and danced with grace. The judges gave her high... Read more
12 Rules for Crossing Cultures
ReadOasis Step 3 Mo climbed up the rocky mountain. Suddenly, a rock broke off under his foot. He grabbed onto a small tree and watched the rock bounce down and down. He took a deep breath and looked up. And he saw the mountain top covered in smoke, fire,... Read more
The Queen of Glamour Rock
ReadOasis Step 4 Freddy ran onto the stage pumping his fists. And the crowd of 72,000 fans roared. Bouncing over to the piano, he sat down. And for just a moment, everyone hushed. Then Freddy's fingers danced on the keys, playing well-known chords. Cheers erupted over the audience. As... Read more
The Happiness Class (Step 3)
ReadOasis Step 3 In his last year of high school, Alan didn't sleep much. Instead, he studied. Sometimes he crammed for exams all night. Sometimes he drank 3 or 4 cans of energy drinks so that he could study more. And he felt the agony of overwork. He got... Read more
The Rich Lawyer
ReadOasis Step 1 The United Way is a group that helps people. The United Way might call you. And they might ask you for a donation of money. Your donation might help build a school in the Philippines. It might help train people for work in the United States.... Read more
Born a Businessman (Step 2)
ReadOasis Step 2 In 1966, Richard was 16 years old. He was a student, but he didn't like the way he was taught in school. He wanted to change his world, and he was going to do something about it. He decided to create a magazine that was for... Read more
If by Rudyard Kipling
In 1907, Rudyard Kipling received the Nobel Prize for Literature. He was the first English-language writer to receive the prize. Kipling was a innovator in the art of short stories. His children’s books, like Jungle Book, are classics of children's literature. Kipling also wrote poetry. One of his famous poems... Read more
Playing Global Business on a Level Field
ReadOasis Step 3 A Review of The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century By Thomas L. Friedman. We are entering a new era where the world is one massive marketplace. Old powers had the advantage, but the playing field is leveling now. New powers are... Read more
Master of Words: Bob Dylan (Part 1)
ReadOasis Step 2 It was January 1961. In the cold north of Minnesota, a young man of 19 years packed his bags. He was going to New York City. By car, the trip would take over 18 hours. And he was travelling by his thumb. In other words, he... Read more
The Mystery and Horror of Poe
ReadOasis Step 3 A man sits at night in his room alone. He is deeply saddened by the death of his lover. Her name was Lenore. Deep in despair, he begins to hear a tapping at the window. He looks up and opens it. And there stands a large... Read more
El Greco: Genius of Spanish Art
ReadOasis Step 2(Part 1) El Expolio by El Greco El Greco wanted to be a great artist. (His name means “the Greek.”) Like many Greek artists of his time, El Greco moved to Venice, Italy. Venice was alive with cultural change, achievement, and art during a period of time... Read more
Escape at Bedtime
By Robert Louis StevensonReadOasis Step 3 Photo by NASA The lights from the parlour and kitchen shone outThrough the blinds and the windows and bars;And high overhead and all moving about,There were thousands of millions of stars.There ne’er were such thousands of leaves on a tree,Nor of people in... Read more
The Meaning of Haiku
ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 1) An old man is walking along a rocky river bed. He is a traveller, but he is carrying only a few things. He can hear the songs of birds and the breath of the wind. The sound of the River Fuji is clear in... Read more