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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 18 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 story of one of baseball's greats.
Willie Perdomo is the author of VISITING LANGSTON, which received a Coretta Scott King Honor. He is a winner of the PEN Beyond Margins Award and lives in New York City.
Bryan Collier is the illustrator of Visiting Langston, Lincoln and Douglass, and of Rosa and Martin's Big Words, both Caldecott Honor books. He is also the author/illustrator of Uptown, winner of the Coretta Scott King Award and the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award. Mr. Collier lives with his family in New York.