Marcos Baez had many loves.
First was his mother.
Next came baseball.
Reggaeton and bachata.
A girl stole his heart.
Then he realized a love greater still.
“Through the story of Marcos Baez and Fenway High, Steve Marantz shows the humanity and prospects of Latino students in our nation’s public schools. Next Up at Fenway gives us a window into how social forces and education policy decisions are playing out in real people’s lives – for better and worse – within America’s fastest growing demographic. This book is both Americana and a reality check for the 21st century.”
- Sonia Chang-Diaz, Massachusetts state senator and former teacher
STEVE MARANTZ is a researcher/producer for the ESPN E:60 show and a former reporter in government, politics and sports for the Boston Globe and Boston Herald. His last book, The Rhythm Boys of Omaha Central: High School Basketball at the ’68 Racial Divide, won the Fore-Word Reviews gold medal for non-fiction sports, and the Nebraska Center for the Book award for non-fiction history. He also authored Sorcery at Caesars: Sugar Ray’s Marvelous Fight. Marantz lives in Swampscott, Mass., with his wife, Alison Arnett, and their dog, Arthur.