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