Home Books Roberto Clemente


Roberto Clemente
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Susan Muaddi Darraj and Rob Maaddi
  • From the Series: The Great Hispanic Heritage
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0791096912
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9691-8
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 01/01/2008
  • Dewey Number: 796
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 120

Summary

Roberto Clemente’s life represents the ultimate rags-to-riches story. Growing up in poverty in Puerto Rico, the young Clemente never imagined that through baseball, he would have the ability to make a difference in the lives of his family and thousands of others. Within a few years, Clemente went from playing baseball in the barrio in Puerto Rico with a tree branch for a bat and a ball of string for a ball to playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates from the mid-1950s to the early 1970s. Though the journey to America was filled with obstacles, such as racism and discrimination, Clemente succeeded in winning the hearts and minds of the Pittsburgh fans, as well as Americans everywhere, with his tremendous playing ability and his humanitarian spirit. After he died in a tragic plane crash in 1972, Clemente would be remembered as a hero with a powerful throwing arm and a heart of gold. For his contributions to baseball, Clemente was later inducted posthumously into the Hall of Fame, becoming the first Latin American player to receive the honor.

Specifications

Full-color photographs. Feature boxes. Footnotes. Chronology and timeline. Sidebars. Bibliography. Web sites. Further reading. Notes. Index.

About the Author(s)

Susan Muaddi Darraj is associate professor of English at Harford Community College in Bel Air, Maryland. She is also the author of The Inheritance of Exile, published by The University of Notre Dame Press.

Rob Maaddi is a sportswriter and editor for The Associated Press. He is also the host of The Rob Maaddi Show on ESPN 920 radio in Philadelphia.

Title List Price Format Status Add to Wish List Add to Cart
Carlos Santana
$35.00 Hardcover In Stock Add to Wish List Add to Cart
Ellen Ochoa
$35.00 Hardcover In Stock Add to Wish List Add to Cart
Eva Peron
$35.00 Hardcover In Stock Add to Wish List Add to Cart
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
$35.00 Hardcover In Stock Add to Wish List Add to Cart
Isabel Allende
$35.00 Hardcover In Stock Add to Wish List Add to Cart
Jennifer Lopez
$35.00 Hardcover In Stock Add to Wish List Add to Cart
Jorge Luis Borges
$35.00 Hardcover In Stock Add to Wish List Add to Cart
Jose Marti
$35.00 Hardcover In Stock Add to Wish List Add to Cart
Juan Ponce de Leon
$35.00 Hardcover In Stock Add to Wish List Add to Cart
Manny Ramirez
$35.00 Hardcover In Stock Add to Wish List Add to Cart
Miguel de Cervantes
$35.00 Hardcover In Stock Add to Wish List Add to Cart
Roberto Clemente
$35.00 Hardcover In Stock Add to Wish List Add to Cart
Salvador Dali
$35.00 Hardcover In Stock Add to Wish List Add to Cart
Sammy Sosa
$35.00 Hardcover In Stock Add to Wish List Add to Cart

Standing Order Plan

A Standing Order Plan saves you both time and money without risking a penny of your acquisitions budget. The number of copies you indicate of each new title under the plan you select will automatically as the new edition becomes available. If, for any reason, you wish to cancel your subscription to the plan, please contact our Customer Service Department.

Standing Order Plan available for The World Almanac® for Kids:
Plan WK1 Single-title hardcover edition at 20% discount

You can use this order form (pdf) to sign up for any of our Standing Order Plans, or you can contact our Customer Service Department:

Email: custserv@factsonfile.com
Phone Number (toll-free): 1-800-322-8755
Fax Number (toll-free): 1-800-678-3633

FREE Learning Resources