Academic journal article Language Arts

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

Academic journal article Language Arts

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

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Growing Up Pedro: How the Martínez Brothers Made It from the Dominican Republic All the Way to the Major Leagues Written and illustrated by Matt Tavares Candlewick, 2015, unpaged, ISBN 978-0-7636-6824-2

The story of Pedro Martínez, a living baseball star, is poetically presented in this heartwarming tale by Matt Tavares. Growing up in the Dominican Republic, Pedro idolized his older brother, Ramón, whom he considered the greatest pitcher. Pedro wished he could play baseball like Ramón and dreamed of one day playing in the major leagues. After Ramón was offered a contract to play for the Dodgers, he bought Pedro his first real baseball glove. Ramón encouraged Pedro to practice really hard and to learn English so he would be able to communicate when he too joined the major leagues. Pedro did practice hard and was selected to join the professional leagues. Concerned about his small stature, the Dodgers selected Pedro for their minor-league team in Montana. …

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