Roberto Clemente

Pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates

Illustrated by Raúl Colón
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About The Book

On an island called Puerto Rico, there lived a little boy who wanted only to play baseball. Although he had no money, Roberto Clemente practiced and practiced until--eventually--he made it to the Major Leagues. America! As a right-fielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates, he fought tough opponents--and even tougher racism--but with his unreal catches and swift feet, he earned his nickname, "The Great One." He led the Pirates to two World Series, hit 3,000 hits, and was the first Latino to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. But it wasn't just baseball that made Clemente legendary--he was was also a humanitarian dedicated to improving the lives of others.

About The Author

Jonah Winter

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.

About The Illustrator

Photography by Gail Gaynin / Morgan Gaynin Inc.

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.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (March 1, 2005)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689856433
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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Awards and Honors

  • ALA Notable Children's Books
  • CCBC Choices (Cooperative Children's Book Council)
  • Kansas State Reading Circle List PrimaryTitle
  • Bank Street Best Books of the Year
  • CBC/NCSS Notable Children's Book in Social Studies
  • Land of Enchantment Children's Master List (NM)
  • Americas Award Commended Title
  • Land of Enchantment Children's Book Award (NM)
  • Storytelling World Award Honor Book, "Stories for Young Listeners"
  • International Latino Book Award Honorable Mention

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