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Roberto Clemente

Roberto Clemente

by Wil Mara
In this title, young readers learn about Roberto Clemente, baseball Hall of Famer and one of Puerto Rico's national heroes. Learn how he joined the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1955 and won the Golden Glove award twelve seasons in a row. After his death in 1972, Clemente was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Series Information

Looking for biographies that are suitable for emergent readers — and relevant to the primary-school curriculum? Rookie Biographies is the answer! Identical in design and format to the popular Rookie Read-About Science, Geography, and Holiday series, each new Rookie Biographies introduces children to the lives and achievements of pioneering men and women from diverse cultures, eras, and fields. Featuring simple text and full-color photographs, a "Words You Know" glossary, and an easy-to-use index, Rookie Biographies helps readers get to know the people who shaped our world.

Series Features

• Age-appropriate vocabulary
• Clear linkage between text and photos
• Includes archival reproductions where appropriate
• Positioned in the middle Early Intervention range
• Comprehensive glossary of "Words You Know"
• Index makes navigating subject matter easy

5, 6, 7
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Biography and Autobiography, Informational Text

About the Author

Wil Mara Wil Mara is the author of more than seventy-five books for adults and young readers, including "Wave, "which won the New Jersey National Book Award. His work has been translated into more than a dozen languages.

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