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Roberto Clemente by Thomas W. Gilbert,
This review is from: Roberto Clemente (Hispanics) (Hispanics of Achievement) (Library Binding)
This biography by Thomas W. Gilbert on Roberto Clemente was very informational but at times lackluster and unexciting. In the book, the author described Roberto Clemente as one of the greatest baseball players and a person who valued life. He died in a plane crash on New Year's Eve in 1972. He was going to Nicaragua to help earthquake victims, but the DC-7 cargo plane developed engine failure and the plane turned back for San Juan. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame, the only player to be immediately inducted. He finished with 3,000 hits, 12 gold gloves, 4 batting titles, and other great accomplishments. I think young readers and baseball fans would enjoy this book because it is informative about his life and his career. This book is unique from others because it went in depth more than other books I read. The language of the book was very understanding and it used many thrilling adjectives to describe games and it used some similes but not a lot. The author also included great realistic details, and various quotes from players. This is a great book for baseball fans of all ages.
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