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21: The Story Of Roberto Clemente
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21: The Story Of Roberto Clemente

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by Wilfred Santiago
     
 

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This popular graphic biography of one of the most beloved baseball players of all time, Roberto Clemente, is now in paperback.
Now available for the first time in paperback, Wilfred Santiago’s instant classic 21: The Story of Roberto Clemente is a human drama of courage, faith, and dignity, inspired by the life of the acclaimed Pittsburgh Pirates

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This popular graphic biography of one of the most beloved baseball players of all time, Roberto Clemente, is now in paperback.
Now available for the first time in paperback, Wilfred Santiago’s instant classic 21: The Story of Roberto Clemente is a human drama of courage, faith, and dignity, inspired by the life of the acclaimed Pittsburgh Pirates baseball star who died too young. 21 chronicles Clemente’s life from his early days growing up, through the highlights of his career, capturing the grit of his rise from an impoverished Puerto Rican childhood to the majesty of his performance on the field, and to his fundamental decency off of it. Santiago’s inviting style combines realistic attention to detail and expressive cartooning to great effect.

Editorial Reviews

Kyle Davis - Call to the Pen
“Santiago’s graphic novel captures the talent of Clemente the baseball player while also showcasing and illuminating the many simple and human qualities of the man that forged him into an honest and authentic hero. 21's complex yet accessible narrative and profound artwork make it a swift and affecting experience...”
Mark Hodgens - Skyscraper Magazine
“...[21: The Story of Roberto Clemente] should appeal to graphic novel fans, baseball fans, anyone who likes a great 'bigger than fiction' story, and many others.”
Tim Reinert - Four Colours & the Truth
“It’s not just the subject matter that’s a winner here. Santiago has a knack for simplicity in his storytelling approach, and in a medium that’s often beset by needless complexity, that’s a rare gift.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606997758
Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books
Publication date:
09/21/2014
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
727,668
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Wilfred Santiago was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He now lives in Chicago.

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21: The Story of Roberto Clemente 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Superb story, masterful artwork, a book that will stay with you long after you're done reading it.