CRACK!! The ball is flying. The ball is going!! And there it is! Sammy Sosa has just broken Mark Mcgwire’s home run record.
Arlene Bourgeois Molzahn wrote Sammy Sosa, a biography. Sammy Sosa wanted to play in the MLB (major league baseball), but his family from the Dominican Republic was very poor, so he didn’t have enough money to get a glove or a bat. Then a young man from the United States came to open a shoe store in the Dominican Republic. The young man saw the talent in the 14 year old Sammy Sosa. He took Sammy back to the United States and Sammy gets offered by the Texas Rangers.
What really drew me into reading this book is how it hooks you on every single page. Most books just try to hook you on the first page or chapter, but this book hooks you throughout the whole book.
I feel that there is a strong life lesson in this book too. The life lesson is to always be grateful for what you have. Sammy was using a stick and a rock for a ball, and he still made it to the MLB.
One really really important thing is that it focuses on his whole life. Most MLB (major league baseball) books about baseball players only focuses on their MLB career. This book focuses on his childhood, teenage years, and MLB years. Even though Sammy grew up very poor, he still did everything he could to be good. I recommend the rest of the sports biographies that Arlene Bourgeois Molzahn has written.