People in the News offers young readers a deeper look into the lives of today's newsmakers. Each title in the series focuses on one notable contemporary figure, covers their contributions and achievements or notorious deeds, looks at influences that have shaped them, and describes the impact they have had in their fields of endeavor and on other peoples' lives.
This installation of the People in the News series follows the spectacular and often controversial career of baseball player Alex Rodriguez, or A-Rod. Beginning with a brief account of Rodriguez's difficult childhood and early athletic achievements, the book then focuses on his major league positions with the Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, and New York Yankees. It covers his multiple record-breaking seasons as well as the controversies surrounding his steroid use and romantic life.
"This is a well-researched, interesting and informative biography about Serena Williams. Recommendations: This book (and others in this series) would make a valuable addition to the middle school and high school biographical section. Serena Willams changed the world, and with her sister broke barriers and established records that will endure."
--Tri State Young Adult Book Review Committee, September 2011
Price: US $33.95