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Gutman, Dan.
ROBERTO AND ME
New York : Harper, 2010
IL 5-8, RL 4.3
ISBN 0061234850
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After discovering there is a personal connection between his Spanish teacher and the great Roberto Clemente, Stosh is curious about him.  Stosh uses a baseball card to travel back in time to meet Roberto Clemente, a player for the Pittsburgh Pirates, and one of baseball's greatest humanitarians. Stosh first lands at Woodstock 1969, where he meets Sunrise who is on the way to a baseball game, Pirates versus Cincinnati Reds.  She takes Stosh to the game where he meets Roberto Clemente.  Realizing this great manís fate, Stosh travels forward to 1972 where he tries to stop Clemente from boarding the ill-fated flight to deliver first aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua.  Stosh learns that Roberto is a man of strong convictions, and even the possibility of his death won't dissuade him from his humanitarian efforts.  (Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2011-2012)
SUBJECTS:     Time travel -- Fiction.
                        Baseball -- Fiction.
                        Clemente, Roberto, 1934-1972 -- Fiction.
                        Conduct of life -- Fiction.
                        Global warming -- Fiction.
                        Science fiction.
                        Sports Fiction.

 
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