Growing Up Pedro: How the Martinez Brothers Made It from the Dominican Republic All the Way to the Major Leagues

by Matt Tavares

First Release:

February 2015

ISBN: 9780763668242

As boys in the Dominican Republic, brothers Pedro and Ramón Martínez threw rocks at the ripe fruit on mango trees. Eighteen years later, both were pitching for the Boston Red Sox. Author’s note. Pedro Martínez statistics. Bibliography. Full-color illustrations done in watercolor, gouache, and pencil.

  • ISBN: 9780763668242
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Candlewick
    Page Count: 40
    Trim Size: 9 3/4" x 11 13/16"
    Dewey Classification: 796.357092
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 4.6, Points: 0.5
    Lexile: Level: AD820L
    Awards & Honors: 2016 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award Honor Book
    ALA Notable Books for Children 2016, Younger Readers
    Chicago Public Library Best Books of 2015, Informational Books for Younger Readers
    2016 CCBC Choices–Biography and Autobiography
    2015 Cybils Awards Nomination, Elementary / Middle Grade Nonfiction
    Children’s Book Committee Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books of 2016, Biography and Memoir
    2016 Américas Award Honorable Mention
    Genre: Nonfic
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