Roberto Clemente: Pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates

Roberto Clemente: Pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates

by Jonah Winter, Raúl Colón

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ISBN-13: 9781442440746
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 07/26/2011
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 805,779
File size: 49 MB
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Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Jonah Winter is the author of more than thirty celebrated nonfiction picture books including Diego, The Secret Project, and Oil, illustrated by Jeanette Winter; Jazz Age Josephine, illustrated by Marjorie Priceman; Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx, illustrated by Edel Rodriguez; The Founding Fathers! illustrated by Barry Blitt; and Lillian’s Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, illustrated by Shane W. Evans.

Raúl Colón is the award-winning illustrator of many picture books, including Draw! an ALA Notable Book and recipient of the International Latino Book Award; Imagine! an ALA Notable Book, a New York Public Library Best Book for Kids, and a Bookpage Best Book; Susanna Reich’s José! Born to DanceAngela’s Christmas by Frank McCourt; 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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Roberto Clemente: Pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
enufmom42 More than 1 year ago
This is a beautiful story of a Pittsburgh baseball great that you will read again and again!! The illustrations are incredible and add so much to the story. This is a book you will cherish and save to read to your grandchildren after you have read it time and time again to your children!!
acwheeler on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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 Pirates. He ended up changing the teams appearance for years to come. Roberto lead his team to play the New York Giants in the world championship game. Defeating the Giants will always be remembered for the Pirates. Roberto was not only a leading player on the time, but was a great role model for all. He even went back to Cuba to do community service around his town. Sadly, Roberto died in a plane crash on his way to help victims from the earthquake in Nicaragua. He will always be remembered as a true role model and amazing player for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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EGHunter01 More than 1 year ago
Favorable review: Informative and educational. 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 come alive. As a Pittsburgh Pirate Roberto was a base stealer - stealing like a pirate. What team did Roberto and the Pittsburgh Pirates win against in his first world series? When was Roberto Clemente born? Where was he born? What is he most remembered for? This brief biography will answer these and many other questions about the life of Roberto Clemente. If you enjoy sharing this with the youth, here is a DVD you may want to share as well:"Inspiring Figures: Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald." Here is a review for it: "King of the Keys" & "Queen of Scat" - Edward Kennedy Ellington aka "Duke" Ellington aka "King of the Keys" was born in 1899 in Washington, DC to J.E. and Daisy and went on to become famous for his piano playing. This animated DVD gives a brief biography of "Duke" Ellington, and later in the DVD a biography of Ella Fitzgerald, using beautiful color illustrations and engaging narration. We learn that Edward Kennedy Ellington was more interested in baseball than in learning how to play the piano. Later he became intrigued by the piano. Eventually, "Duke" played in a band called the Washingtonians and he played in Harlem's Cotton Club. Watching this DVD you will learn more interesting facts about the life of "Duke" Ellington. Also on this DVD is the brief biography of Ella Fitzgerald, also known as the "Queen of Scat." Ella Fitzgerald wanted to become a dancer, yet there were no dance schools for her to attend in Yonkers, New York. When you watch this DVD you will learn how she became a famous singer and you'll have an opportunity to listen to her smooth, lovely voice. In 1935 she was signed as a singer, a featured singer, with the Harlem Orchestra House. You'll hear about which college crowd Ella had to impress to gain the position of singer in an orchestra as well as find out who Benny Goodman was, and why he was important to Ella Fitzgerald's biography. (Yale.) As you watch this DVD you will find out who Chip Webb was and what happened to Ella at the Savoy Club. Many worthwhile facts are presented about the life of Ella Fitzgerald on this DVD. This DVD is good for use in the classroom or in an after-school setting to inform young learners about music history. The DVD is probably appropriate for young learners in 3rd to 5th grade.