Roberto Clemente: Pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates - eBook  -     By: Jonah Winter, Raul Colon
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Atheneum Books for Young Readers / 2011 / ePub

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 9781442440746
ISBN-13: 9781442440746
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Ages: 4-8

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On an island called Puerto Rico, there lived a little boy who wanted only to play baseball. Although he had no money, Roberto Clemente practiced and practiced until--eventually--he made it to the Major Leagues. America! As a right-fielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates, he fought tough opponents--and even tougher racism--but with his unreal catches and swift feet, he earned his nickname, "The Great One." He led the Pirates to two World Series, hit 3,000 hits, and was the first Latino to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. But it wasn't just baseball that made Clemente legendary--he was was also a humanitarian dedicated to improving the lives of others.

Author Bio

Jonah Winter is celebrated author of many picture book biographies including Barack, which was a New York Times bestseller.  His other books include Here Comes the Garbage Barge, Sonia Sotomayor, and others.  A poet and a painter, Mr. Winter lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Raúl Colón has illustrated several highly acclaimed picture books, including the New York Times bestselling Angela and the Baby Jesus by Frank McCourt, Susanna Reich’s José! Born to Dance, and Jill Biden’s Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops. Mr. Colón lived in Puerto Rico as a young boy and now resides in New City, New York, with his family.

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