Read about Puerto Rican Baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente in Hispanic Star: Roberto Clemente, and learn the most groundbreaking, iconic Hispanic and Latinx heroes that have shaped our culture and the world in this gripping biography series for young readers, perfect for fans of the Who Was series. If you can see it, you can be it.
Meet Puerto Rican Baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente—once just a kid from Loíza, Puerto Rico, who loved to play baseball on the streets of his hometown with friends and family. A professional baseball right fielder, Roberto played eighteen seasons with Major League Baseball, but his storied career began long before he signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The first Caribbean and Latin American player to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Clemente’s legacy as a two-time World Series champion paved the way for generations of Latinx athletes to live out their biggest dreams on and off the field.
Hispanic Star proudly celebrates Hispanic and Latinx heroes who have made remarkable contributions to American culture and have been undeniable forces in shaping its future.
About the Author
Claudia Romo Edelman is the Founder of the We Are All Human Foundation. Claudia has worked for 25 years with internationally recognized institutions including the United Nations, UNICEF, the Global Fund and the World Economic Forum. She has a track record in launching global campaigns, and she’s a master of agenda setting. She has been in the driver’s seat of some of the most successful global campaigns in the last decade including: the launch of the SDG’s, Product (RED), the creation of the SDG Lions and rebranding of the UN Refugee Agency.
Sara E. Echenique is a Puerto Rican lawyer and children’s author living in Florida with her two young children, husband Ondrej, and their Puerto Rican rescue dog, Luna. She grew up with her siblings on the island and is proud to be passing on her Puerto Rican heritage to her children. Growing up, Sara was surrounded by the legend of the great Roberto Clemente, who was not only an incredible athlete, but stood up for what was right, worked hard, and helped others. She hopes children will see Roberto as the light he was and be as equally inspired by him as she has been.