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Banning Roberto Clemente

Cover of the book Roberto Clemente: Pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates
Pete Peterson (provided)

A large school district in the Jacksonville, Florida area recently voted to ban a children’s book about Hall of Fame baseball player and humanitarian Roberto Clemente.

But just days ago, the book was reviewed after it was removed from classrooms for its references to racism and discrimination and has now been approved for use.

In this latest Reading Baseball commentary, Pete Peterson takes a look at the book, which briefly was deemed inappropriate for young readers.

Reading Baseball is a series of essays and commentaries by Richard “Pete” Peterson, the author of Growing Up With Clemente and the editor of The St. Louis Baseball Reader.

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