¡Llámenme Roberto! : Roberto Clemente alza la voz por los latinos


¡Llámenme Roberto! : Roberto Clemente alza la voz por los latinos will be available soon.
Estimated Ship Date is August 27, 2024

Author: Nathalie Alonso

Illustrator: Rudy Gutierrez

Estimated Ship Date: August 27, 2024

Here is the often overlooked yet inspirational story of Major League Baseball player Roberto Clemente—not Robert—who endured years of racism and discrimination to become one of the greatest baseball players of all time.

Roberto Clemente always loved baseball. Growing up in Carolina, Puerto Rico, he swung tree branches (since he didn’t have a bat) and hit tin cans. He was always batting, pitching, running, sliding. His dedication paid off when, at the age of 19, he was tapped for a major league team. First stop: chilly Montreal . . . where he warmed the bench and himself, longing to play baseball. Months later, he finally got his chance with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Clemente became an instant star on the field—hitting the ball and making it to first base and finally home. Many Pittsburgh fans loved his bold style on the field, but not everyone was quick to embrace a Black man from Puerto Rico who spoke español.