Growing up Pedro a must read book

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I love biographies, reading them is a fun way to learn important things than interesting people did for society.  Through a good biography book, you can learn, history, culture and even a second language.

awesome baseball biography

Growing Up Pedro Cover

Growing up Pedro is one of those books!  Matt Tavares, the author,  tells you the story of Pedro Martinez a Latino baseball Super Star.  Did you know, before he pitched for the Red Sox to a World Series championship, before he was named to the All Star team eight times, before he won the Cy Young Award three times, he was a kid from Managuayabo, in the Dominican Republic.  Just a kid that loved baseball more than anything.  A kid that admired his older brother more than anybody else.  To him Ramon was the best pitcher he ‘d ever seen.  His greatest dream was to be able to play with his brother in the major leagues, and it became true.

Having a Latino background, a sister in law from the Dominican Republic and raising bicultural kids that love sports; this book was most definitely one of the best books we have read together.  We will include this one in our Latinas 4 Latino Literature Summer Program.and of course to our home library.