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

by Matt Tavares

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

JLG Release: February 2015

JLG Member Price
$5.00

Sports Elementary

Grades 2-6

$221.20/year

14 books / $15.80 a book

  • Book Details

    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: AD730L

    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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