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Pride of Puerto Rico: The Life of Roberto Clemente

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The great right fielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Roberto Clemente was proud of his family, his native Puerto Rico, and his ability to play baseball. “Baseball fans will welcome this book because of the fast-paced action, but the temper of the man and his concern for human beings will leave a lasting impression on the younger reader.”--The Horn Book
Paperback, 176 pages
Published February 21st 1991 by HMH Books for Young Readers (first published 1988)
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Keeganw
Dec 02, 2014 Keeganw rated it really liked it
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This book is about the life of one of the world's best baseball players. This book follows Clemente from the time he was born in Bario San Anton in Carolina, Puerto Rico to the time he died in a plane crash. He died on a rescue mission for Nicaragua's people who suffered from and earthquake. This came right after he hit is 3,000 ball in the season of 1972. I believe Walker was trying to put people in the time of Clemente showing how good of a ball player he was as well as how great of a man he w ...more
James
Feb 18, 2009 James rated it it was amazing
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This book was amazing; it told the life story of one of the greatest baseball players ever. Roberto was born in Barrio San Anton in Carolina, Puerto Rico on August 18, 1934. Roberto was a Puerto Rico man who faced much diversity in his playing days. Someone who loves Clemente or any sport stories would love this book. Clemente had many injuries, the best line is when he said, “my good shoulder bad and bad should good”.
My favorite character is the main character, Roberto Cl
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Andrew
Feb 13, 2013 Andrew rated it it was amazing
Pride of Puerto Rico: The Life of Roberto Clemente
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This book talks about the life of the baseball player, Roberto Clemente, who grew up in Puerto Rico. Roberto is regarded as one of the greatest players off the field. It talks about his childhood in Puerto Rico, where he would play baseball with the neighbors. The bat was a thick guava tree branch and the ball was many rags tied together. Roberto grew up poor and his mother did not support him being late for supper because of
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Jan 15, 2014 Tennessee rated it it was amazing
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Carlos
Oct 13, 2009 Carlos rated it it was amazing
This book was an autobiography. I liked this book because it was about a good person from Puerto Rico. Roberto was not only a baseball star but a great role model to kids. I wish that Roberto could have lived longer because he was a good person.
Daisy
Apr 05, 2009 Daisy rated it it was amazing
I really loved this book because Roberto Clemente is one of my heroes. 21 is also my lucky number and birthday!
Lexi
Apr 13, 2010 Lexi rated it liked it
read this book a long............... time ago begining of school
Jada
Mar 19, 2010 Jada rated it it was ok
It wasn't that bad it was just a bit confusing at times...
Hernan
Oct 11, 2007 Hernan rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: a friend
is a real good story
Fernando Callejas
Nov 04, 2009 Fernando Callejas rated it it was amazing
relly nice book.
Mario
Mar 31, 2010 Mario rated it it was amazing
Inspirational for young sport fans
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Great Book!
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