Book review: Growing up Pedro; 5 out of 5 stars #bookaday

Growing up Pedro book coverby Matt Tavares
Picture book biography
Interest level: grades 2-5
Reading level: 5.7
5 out of 5 stars

This is a wonderful picture book biography of Pedro Martinez. The book starts by showing Pedro growing up in the shadow of his older brother, Ramon, in poverty in the Dominican Republic. Many details about his stellar baseball career are included, but what makes this book stand out is the importance of family and the close relationship he shares with Ramon.

Fans of baseball, who want a shorter biography, will really enjoy Growing Up Pedro. There is an author’s note and bibliography in the back.

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