Friday, October 30, 2015

Growing Up Pedro by Matt Tavares- ESSENTIAL

Tavares, Matt. Growing Up Pedro, PICTURE BOOK. Candlewick Press, 2015. $16.99. Content: G. A chronicle of the life of the baseball player Pedro Martinez and his brother Ramon, as they make their way to the major league. The story follows specific events and how they affected the two brothers personally and professionally as they move from their home in the Dominican Republic to the United States and Canada. I am really not a sports fan at all, but I found this book so interesting. The details about Martinez’s experiences were well portrayed through the writing and the pictures and it was very engaging. The book is a little lengthy, but for baseball fans as well as those of us who might not be as involved in the sports world, this is a fantastic biographical picture book. EL- ESSENTIAL. Reviewed by Shay, School Librarian

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