Roberto Clemente (Hispanic Star)

by Claudia Romo Edelman (Author) Manuel Gutierrez (Illustrator)

Roberto Clemente (Hispanic Star)
Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade
Series: Hispanic Star

Read about Puerto Rican Baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente in Hispanic Star: Roberto Clemente, and learn the most groundbreaking, iconic Hispanic and Latinx heroes that have shaped our culture and the world in this gripping biography series for young readers, perfect for fans of the Who Was series.

If you can see it, you can be it.

Meet Puerto Rican Baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente, once just a kid from Carolina, Puerto Rico, who loved to play baseball on the streets of his hometown with friends and family. As a right fielder, Roberto played eighteen seasons with Major League Baseball, but his life was tragically cut short when a plane he chartered to bring earthquake relief supplies to Nicaragua crashed. The first Latin American player to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Clemente paved the way for generations of Latinx athletes.

Hispanic Star proudly celebrates Hispanic and Latinx heroes who have made remarkable contributions to American culture and have been undeniable forces in shaping its future.


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Claudia Romo Edelman

Claudia Romo Edelman is the founder of the We Are All Human Foundation and Hispanic Star and has worked for twenty-five years with internationally recognized institutions, including the United Nations, the Global Fund, the World Economic Forum, and UNICEF. She's led some of the most successful global campaigns in the last decade, including Product (RED), the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals in collaboration with the United Nations, the creation of the SDG Lions, and the rebranding of the UN Refugee Agency.

William Alexander is a National Book Award-winning Cuban American author who usually writes unrealisms, like Goblin Secrets, Ambassador, and A Properly Unhaunted Place. He teaches in the writing for children and young adults program at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Classification
Non-fiction
ISBN-13
9781250828088
Lexile Measure
N/A
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Roaring Brook Press
Publication date
September 20, 2022
Series
Hispanic Star
BISAC categories
JNF007050 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Cultural Heritage
JNF054010 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Sports & Recreation | Baseball & Softball
JNF038050 - Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places | Caribbean & Latin America
JNF007100 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Sports & Recreation
Library of Congress categories
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