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Roberto Clemente (Scholastic I Am Series #8)
     

Roberto Clemente (Scholastic I Am Series #8)

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by Jim Gigliotti
 

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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:
394,987
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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Roberto Clemente (Scholastic I Am Series #8) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great man,Great talent ,Great ball player
Mia2727 8 months ago
The book, I am Roberto Clemente, by Jim Gigliotti, is a non-fiction about a famous baseball player named Roberto Clemente he loved to help people and loved baseball. The conflict of the story is when he found out that an earthquake happened in another country and he wanted to help. So, he sent supplies. The theme of the book is never give up. In the book Roberto sends supplies to a country that just got hit by an earthquake. He send supplies to them but later figures out that they don’t reach. He sends more and goes with the pilot. They figure out that it weighed to much. He also never gave up when he played baseball. In baseball he almost never got to play because the team didn’t want the other teams taking him because he was so good. I would recommend this book to other elementary students because it is interesting. The interesting part is how he used a stick for a bat and a can for a ball. It is entertaning because it show how he did things back then and how he reacted to Jim Crow law which are black and whites need to be separated.
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