21: The Story of Roberto Clemente
21: The Story of Roberto Clemente is a new book about Roberto Clemente described as a graphic novel. The book was written by Wilfred Santiago, a cartoonist.
Clemente is, of course, famous in Nicaragua as he was killed when a plane bring relieve supplies to Nicaragua after the 1972 earthquake was lost. News-a-Rama offers more information and an interview with the author.
Of course, there’s much more to Clemente’s life story. Cartoonist Wilfred Santiago’s new book 21: The Story of Roberto Clemente aims to touch on Clemente the baseball player and Clemente the tragedy, but its prime goal is to show readers Clemente the man. Raised in poverty in Puerto Rico, coming into professional baseball during segregation, always dedicating himself to causes he believed in, Clemente stands as a real-life superhero for millions of people around the world.