All About Roberto Clemente

All About Roberto Clemente


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Roberto Clemente was drafted from Puerto Rico by the New York Dodgers when he was just eighteen, and would later become one baseball's most popular players while playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Even though Roberto could not speak English and was dark skinned, he proved himself by the way he played the game. And because of Roberto's success, baseball team owners were willing to draft more players from Latin America.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681570891
Publisher: Blue River Press
Publication date: 12/01/2016
Series: All About
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,249,009
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 880L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 13 Years

About the Author

Author Andrew Conte works as an award-winning newspaper reporter, and he teaches journalism. He has written two other sports books – The Color of Sundays, about the racial integration of the National Football League, and Breakaway, about the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team. Andrew lives near Pittsburgh.

Interior illustrator Bryan Janky attended college at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, where he obtained a degree in illustration. Bryan has always focused his skills and efforts towards becoming a children's book illustrator. Aside from illustrating, Bryan draws caricature portraits and designs customized resumes.

In every All About portrait, Jennifer Mujezinovic aims to embrace her own style, connect with readers, and reveal a bit of the personality of each subject. Jenn lives in Bloomington, Indiana.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

1 Growing Up in Sugar 1

2 Turning Pro 14

3 Becoming a Pirate 24

4 Giving Back 35

5 Answering Questions 42

6 Being the Most Valuable 57

7 Leaving It All 72

8 Getting on Board 81

9 Living On 95

Select Quotes from Roberto Clemente 103

Roberto Clemente Timeline 104

World Timeline 105

Glossary 108

Bibliography 111

Index 112

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