Roberto Clemente: Pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates
By Jonah Winter (English, Paperback)
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 untileventuallyhe made it to the Major Leagues. America! As a right-fielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates, he fought tough opponentsand even tougher racismbut 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 legendaryhe was was also a humanitarian dedicated to improving the lives of others.