Annotations for Clemente!


Baker & Taylor
"A little boy named Clemente learns about his namesake, the great baseball player Roberto Clemente"--Front jacket flap.

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Baker & Taylor
A tribute to the one of baseball's most beloved players shows how his skills made him the first Latin American player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame and how his career was cut short by his untimely death.

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Baker & Taylor
A tribute to the one of baseball's most beloved players, Pittsburgh Pirates Roberto Clemente, shows how his skills made him the first Latin American player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame and how his career was cut short. By the creators of the Coretta Scott King Honor Book, Visiting Langston.

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McMillan Palgrave
A little boy named Clemente learns about his namesake, the great baseball player Roberto Clemente, in this joyful picture book biography.
Born in Puerto Rico, Roberto Clemente was the first Latin American player to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, and the only player for whom the five-year initiation period was waived. Known not only for his exceptional baseball skills but also for his extensive charity work in Latin America, Clemente was well-loved during his eighteen years playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He died in a plane crash while bringing aid supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua.
Willie Perdomo's rhythmic text and Bryan Collier's energetic art combine to tell the amazing story of one of baseball's greats.
Clemente! is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.


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