Roberto Clemente (Scholastic I Am Series #8)

Roberto Clemente (Scholastic I Am Series #8)

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I was a baseball hero and an inspiring humanitarian. I am Roberto Clemente.

A unique hero, Roberto Clemente is not only famous for his impressive baseball career, but also for his generous humanitarian efforts. Nearly 40 years ago, the same year he swung his 3,000th major league baseball hit, he died in an airplane accident on his way to deliver aid to

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I was a baseball hero and an inspiring humanitarian. I am Roberto Clemente.

A unique hero, Roberto Clemente is not only famous for his impressive baseball career, but also for his generous humanitarian efforts. Nearly 40 years ago, the same year he swung his 3,000th major league baseball hit, he died in an airplane accident on his way to deliver aid to earthquake victims. His heroics on the field earned him a place in the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the first Latin American to be granted access. Just in time for Hispanic heritage month, learn all about this legend's life from his inspiring beginnings to his tragic end. This book will feature a full-color illustrated cover, one-color illustrations throughout, a detailed time line, introductions to other notable people from the story, a map, sidebars, and a top-ten list of important things to know about Roberto Clemente.

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Children's Literature - Cailin Hostad
This book is an educational and informative biography of Major League Baseball’s first Latin American star, outlining Roberto Clemente’s life from his childhood in Puerto Rico to his all-star career for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Filled with illustrations and historical sidebars on everything from Latin American culture to the Great Depression to segregation, readers will be thrilled to read about Clemente’s athletic ability and humanitarian endeavors. Growing up in a large family during the Great Depression, Clemente’s athletic prowess and love of baseball led him to the MLB. As a young player, he had to deal with segregation and racism from management and the media, but he developed a strong rapport with his fans. As Clemente’s fame grew, he did not forget where he came from; his humanitarian efforts off the field have created a legacy that rivals his outstanding play on the field. In addition to the well-detailed and thorough story, this title in the “I Am” series also contains a timeline of Clemente’s life, a glossary of words, an index, and recommendations for further reading or places to visit. Young baseball fans will enjoy this introduction to a key player from the MLB’s years. Most appropriate for readers in middle-elementary school, this story of Roberto Clemente is sure to entertain and inform baseball lovers of all ages! Reviewer: Cailin Hostad; Ages 7 to 9.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545533812
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
07/30/2013
Series:
I Am Series, #8
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
220,422
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
920L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

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