|aI am Roberto Clemente /|cby Jim Gigliotti ; illustrated by Ute Simon.
|aNew York :|bScholastic,|c├2013.
|a127 pages :|billustrations ;|c19 cm
|aIncludes bibliographical references (page 125) and index.
|aA passion for BÔeisbol -- Big-league dreams -- Culture shock -- To the big leagues -- The pride of Pittsburgh -- Making a difference -- Tragedy -- Legacy -- 10 things you should know about Roberto Clemento -- 10 more things that are pretty cool to know.
|a"I was a famous baseball player, I am known for my heroics on and off the field. I devoted my efforts to charity work and became an inspiring humanitarian, as well as a legendary ball player. I became the first Latin American to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, opening the door to future Hispanic players. I am Roberto Clemente"--- p.4 of cover.
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.