Roberto Clemente: Pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates

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Simon and Schuster, 4 mar. 2008 - 40 páginas
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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.
 

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This is a good biography of a great baseball player as well as a lovely, charitable human being. *Wonderful black & white and color illustrations in this biography make Roberto Clemente’s life story ... Leer reseña completa

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Roberto Clemente is a famous baseball player who grew up in Cuba playing the sport he loved, baseball. Roberto worked very hard to finally make it to the major leagues to play for the Pittsburgh ... Leer reseña completa

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Jonah Winter is the 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, Roberto Clemente, and others. A poet and a painter, Mr. Winter lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Raúl Colón has illustrated several highly acclaimed picture books, including Draw!; 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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