Taveres, Matt. Growing Up Pedro: How the Martinez Brothers Made It from the Dominican Republic All the Way to the Major Leagues. Candlewick Press, 2015. $4.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-9311-4. 39 pages. Ages 6-12. P7Q6.
This book is a delightful picture book biography of baseball player Pedro Martinez. Pedro grows up in poverty in the Dominican Republic. The determination and hard work are details that support the biography yet the importance of family and relationships makes this book a home run.
Verdict: this is would make a good addition to an early reader collection.
May 2017 review by Penny McDermott.