Alex Rodriguez, 1st Edition

  • Michael V. Uschan
  • Published By: Lucent Press (Rosen)
  • ISBN-10: 142050648X
  • ISBN-13: 9781420506488
  • DDC: 796.357092
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 104 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released February 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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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.

Features and Benefits

  • Offering insight into the lives of people who have made an impact in the modern era, People in the News volumes are sure to be of interest to students researching current topics and popular culture.
  • Through quotations from the individual profiled as well as from friends, supporters, and critics, readers learn how these men and women view themselves as well as how other regard them.
  • Each book in this series includes sidebars, photographs, annotated bibliographies, timelines, and comprehensive indexes.


"People in the News is a series that covers the lives of contemporary newsmakers of all ages in movies, in the arts, science, politics and everyday life and includes their contributions, achievements, and information about their lives."---Book of Note 2011, Tri State Young Adult Review Group

— Mary Ann Darby

"Junior high librarians will find this series to be a solid addition to their biography section. The tales about each person gleaned from a broad variety of sources show students the value of balanced reporting. The vivid color photos and user-friendly layout of the books as well as their moderate length will provide students with a thorough yet undaunting look at people they care about who are in the news."--- VOYA October 2007

— Mary Ann Darby

"This volume will be useful in libraries where celebrity biographies are in demand." -- School Library Journal (March 2003)

— School Library Journal