|Dimensions||6.5 x 9.25|
|Features||full-color photos, chronology, glossary, further reading, works consulted, index|
|Interest Level||Intermediate, Primary|
|Series||A Blue Banner Biography - Sports Stars|
|Subject||Biography & Autobiography , Sports & Recreation, Juvenile Nonfiction|
Miguel Tejada grew up in poverty in the Dominican Republic. At times he had no place to live. His mother died when he was young, and his father and older brothers had to leave home to find work.
Despite the hardships in his life, Miguel had a dream. He wanted to play baseball. With the help of a coach who guided his training, the teenager was able to win a chance to play in the major leagues. Miguel soon showed the world that he was a great player and became a star! All the while, he has stayed true to himself, his family, and his homeland. He has shown everyone that he is not only a star on the field. Miguel Tejada is also a star in life. Read his amazing story and see dramatic photos of him in action in this exciting biography.