After the Super Bowl ends, many St. Louis residents begin to think about the upcoming baseball season. In honor of Black History Month, you may be interested in reading the following graphic novels to help pass the time until spring training.
"21" : the story of Roberto Clemente: a graphic novel" by Wilfred Santiago
For teens or adults, this graphic novel tells the story of Hall of Fame outfielder Roberto Clemente from his childhood in Puerto Rico to his years as a Major League baseball player. Fantastic art helps readers visualize the life and passions of Clemente, who tragically died attempting to help bring aid to an earthquake-ravaged Nicaragua.
"Jackie Robinson: baseball's great pioneer" by Jason Glaser
For grade school students, this graphic novel reveals the story of Jackie Robinson and his pro baseball career. Another Hall of Fame player, Robinson was one of the first modern black players that helped pave the way for an integrated professional baseball league.
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