Contemporary biography of Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox star second baseman. Robbie Reader Contemporary Biographies are up-to-date, well written, and colorful. Series titles include people in the news from sports, entertainment, movies, and music. Students read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension and read on-level text with purpose and understanding. Series titles have been developed to address many of the Common Core specific goals, higher level thinking skills, and progressive learning strategies for upper elementary level students.