Clemente!

Willie Perdomo (Author) Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
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Product Details

Price
$9.99
Publisher
Square Fish
Publish Date
January 19, 2016
Pages
32
Dimensions
8.5 X 0.1 X 11.01 inches | 0.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781250073228

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About the Author

Willie Perdomo is the author of VISITING LANGSTON, which received a Coretta Scott King Honor. He is a winner of the PEN Beyond Margins Award and lives in New York City. Bryan Collier is the illustrator of Visiting Langston, Lincoln and Douglass, and of Rosa and Martin's Big Words, both Caldecott Honor books. He is also the author/illustrator of Uptown, winner of the Coretta Scott King Award and the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award. Mr. Collier lives with his family in New York.

Reviews

"A fitting tribute to a fine man and a great way to engage the interest of young readers and listeners, this picture book is a wonderful reminder that some athletes deserve the hero worship they inspire." --Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"Graceful bilingual writing and warm, energetic paintings score big in this winning biography." --Cleveland Plain Dealer

"So Clemente is not just a story about the sports hero, who died in a plane crash in 1972 bringing supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua, but also a lovely tale about family, love, perseverance and culture." --New York Daily News

"Perdomo . . . strikes just the right note of precocious breathlessness, punctuating his text with Spanish to convey a people's enormous pride in one of their own . . . Collier's watercolor and collage pictures have a burnished look worthy of a heartfelt hagiography while at the same time evoking the dynamism of a genuine superstar athlete." --Publishers Weekly

"Perdomo's lyrical writing draws the reader in; Collier's illustrations are a beautiful companion to the words on the page and bring the characters to life." --Library Media Connection, starred review

"This winning tribute to a great humanitarian athlete will resonate with a wide audience." --School Library Journal

"More than just a biography, this book warmly illustrates the parent-child bond that is one of the finer by-products of sports fandom." --Booklist